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The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Nation's lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes and patient safety.

The ePSS application was developed to assist primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients. The ePSS information is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors. When using this tool please read the specific recommendation to determine if the preventive service is appropriate for your patient. This tool is not meant to replace clinical judgment and individualized patient care. The ePSS is available as a web application and mobile applications.

Web Application: http://epss.ahrq.gov
• Compatible with major browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later; Firefox 3.0 or later; Safari 4.0 or later; Opera 9.51; Google Chrome
• Latest recommendations information updated by the USPSTF
• User friendly interface
• Print friendly format available

Mobile Application:
• Compatible version available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and all other major mobile platforms *
• Full functionality of the ePSS Web application
• Full mobility without the need for wireless or internet connectivity **
• Optional subscription for email notifications of available updates
• Automated ePSS data updates

* View the supported device list to check for compatibility with your specific device
** Application downloads and data updates require internet connectivity

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Version History

Launched May 07, 2009 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Nov 01
Version 3.10.29

- Fixed iOS 13 Dark Mode compatibility

Sep 27
Version 3.10.26

- New Tab/Section Titles for Recommendations published after 9/26: Assessment (Rationale), Practice (Clinical Considerations), Others (Other)
- Display Topic Rationale for all recommendations
- Fixed iOS 13.1 compatibility issue

Feb 08
Version 3.10.16

- Updated to fit iPhone X Screen
- Discontinued iOS 8 Support

Oct 19
Version 3.10.14

- Text Correction

Oct 02
Version 3.10.05

This release includes the following new features:
• Start and Reset button moved below search options
• Added a View All tab on the Search Results page
• Browse by Grade: View topics filtered by Grades A, B, C, D, I
• compatible with iOS 11

Sep 28
Version 3.10

This release includes the following new features:
• Start and Reset button moved below search options
• Added a View All tab on the Search Results page
• Browse by Grade: View topics filtered by Grades A, B, C, D, I

Jul 07
Version 3.01.03

Updated text in the email/print template

Oct 19
Version 3.01.01

- Added Recommendations Disclaimer text in the More section
- Fixed iOS 10 compatibility issues

Jun 28
Version 3.00.02

- Use an asterisk “*” to indicate the old grade definitions are associated
- Add new “Others” information on Recommendation and Topic details screens
- Display Grade Description on Search Results screen

Mar 20
Version 2.61.00

- Updated Grade Definitions
- Fixed iOS 9 compatibility issues

Sep 30
Version 2.50.01

- iOS 9 Compatibility

Sep 26
Version 2.40.00

- iOS 8 Compatibility
- Improved Keyword Search
- Added Tools print function

Jul 21
Version 2.30.03

Search for recommendations by keyword text. Keywords are highlighted in the search results.

Nov 29
Version 2.21.00

Added URLScheme value in the info.plist file: epss://

Nov 09
Version 2.20.00

Additional iOS 6 compatibility fixes

Sep 20
Version 2.0.0

• Bookmark any recommendations or topics for later viewing.
• Save Search feature provides quick access to the routinely viewed recommendations.
• Automatic update of ePSS recommendations data on application launch. (wireless or WiFi internet connection required)
• Email or print recommendations or saved search results.
• ePSS Recommendations Rx: email or print patient specific customized recommendations.

Mar 23
Version 1.07

Updated sentence in the guide text for grade C under the new grade definitions.

Feb 17
Version 1.06

Minor change to 1.05 updates to correct link on about page.

May 27
Version 1.05

Updated Tools, About USPSTF pages.

Mar 09
Version 1.04

Minor text changes in FAQ.

Jan 29
Version 1.03

Modify detail arrow to conform w/ Apple HIG guidelines, update list of external links, update default db.

Sep 09
Version 1.02

Minor javascript workaround due to excessively broad Apple XSS XHR limit that also impacts local webviews in OS3.x

Updated database.

Jul 04
Version 1.01

* Latest AHRQ recommendations
* Updated tool links
* Minor OS3 javascript fix

May 08
Version 1.00

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