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Barton D. Schmitt, MD, FAAP

Author, Schmitt-Thompson Clinical Content

  • Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Medical Director of the Pediatric After-Hours Call Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado since 1988. The call center covers evening and weekend calls for over 550 pediatricians and family physicians in Colorado and Wyoming.
  • Director of General Consultative Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, including the Diagnostic Dilemma Clinic, Sleep Disorder Clinic, and Enuresis-Encopresis Clinic. Attending physician in Child Health Clinic.
  • Author of three integrated sets of clinical content for use in software:
    • Pediatric Telephone Triage Algorithms for after-hours triage/advice nurses (1994-2015).
    • Pediatric Telephone Triage Protocols for office-hours triage/advice nurses (2002-2015).
    • Pediatric Symptom Checker, web-based ill child self-triage and self-care guidelines for parents (2000-2015). Also available as iPhone and Android mobile applications (2009-2015).
  • Author of more than 100 articles and chapters on pediatric health care, 7 books and the clinical content for 7 software programs for physicians, nurses, and parents.
    • The first book on pediatric telephone triage (Pediatric Telephone Advice, 1980). 3rd Edition in 2004.
    • The first computerized pediatric telephone triage algorithms (NHES, 1994). 20th Edition in 2015.
    • Telephone triage book for office practice (Pediatric Telephone Protocols – Office Version), reviewed and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. 14th Edition in 2013.
    • Two award-winning child care books for parents: (Your Child’s Health, 3rd Edition 2005) and (My Child is Sick!: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries, AAP Publications, 2011).
  • Honors: Received the American Academy of Pediatrics C. Anderson Aldrich award for contributions in Child Development in 1994. Received the A.A.P. Education award for contributions in Pediatric Education in 2004.
  • Education:
    • Degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University.
    • Doctorate of Medicine from Cornell University.
    • Pediatric residency was completed at the University of Minnesota.

David A. Thompson, MD, FACEP

Author, Schmitt-Thompson Clinical Content

  • Part-time faculty attending in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
  • Chief Information Officer/ Chief Medical Officer for Emergency Consultants, Inc. (ECI) and Apollo Information Services, Inc. (AISI), providing strategic guidance and leadership for the technology initiatives of both companies.
  • Strong interests in the areas of telephone triage, quality improvement, and patient satisfaction, including:
    • Benchmarking work with medical call centers, aggregating data from more than 5 million telephone triage calls.
    • Publication of an annual report.
    • Chair and/or member of hospital based and national quality assurance committees.
    • Development of databases and educational tools to promote quality improvement for medical call centers and emergency departments.
  • Author of three integrated sets of clinical content, for use in software:
    • Adult Telephone Triage Algorithms for after-hours triage/advice nurses (2000-2015)
    • Adult Telephone Triage Algorithms for office-hours triage/advice nurses (2002-2015).
    • Adult Symptom Checker, self-triage and self-care guidelines (2000-2015). Also available in iPhone and Android mobile applications (2009-2015).
  • Author of (Adult Telephone Protocols: Office Version). 3rd Edition 2013. Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Author of numerous medical articles, with several in two fields of special research interest to him: patient satisfaction and chief complaint coding.
  • Lectures in the areas of telephone triage, professional coding, quality improvement, and patient satisfaction.
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois, where he also subsequently obtained his medical degree.
    • Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
    • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.