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Mayo Clinic Adds Clinical Decision Support Tools to Labs

September 20, 2017 - Mayo Clinic recently partnered with the National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to develop a clinical decision support (CDS) tool comprising recommendations for lab test ordering. The tool will be available to healthcare providers through their EHR systems. The CDS tool — CareSelect Lab — collects clinical knowledge about a comprehensive selection of conditions and offers best...


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Key Takeaways of Clinical Decision Support System Feedback

by Kate Monica

The Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition released a summary of submitted stakeholder feedback surrounding its voluntary guidelines for software developers designing CDS systems following a public comment period earlier this summer.  ...

Most Clinicians Lack Mobile Clinician Decision Support Tools

by Kate Monica

A rift has developed between what technologies CIOs know their hospital staff need in order to improve patient health outcomes and what hospital staff have been given. A recent survey designed by Spok asked over a hundred CIO members of the College...

Clinical Decision Support Guidelines Open for Public Comment

by Kate Monica

The Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition recently requested public comment on its voluntary guidelines for software developers designing clinical decision support (CDS) systems. The CDS Coalition — including software developers, hospitals,...

Ambulatory EHR Market to Become $5.2B Industry by 2021

by Kate Monica

New market research projects the ambulatory EHR market to reach $5.2 billion by 2012, a 5.8-percent growth rate. The report details the major sources of growth in the market as well as limitations most likely to keep the industry from further...

Top Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) Companies by Ambulatory, Inpatient Settings

by Kate Monica

In an age of overwhelming data access and rapid technological development, ensuring clinicians have the clinical decision support tools to sift through a sea of information to find what is most relevant to their patient’s needs is vital...

Clinical Decision Support Tools Reduce Re-hospitalizations

by Kate Monica

The benefits of clinical decision support use go beyond the initial point of care, according to new research published in PLOS One. Elliott et al. conducted a study to find if clinical support decision tools have the capabilities to reduce re-hospitalizations...

Complex Clinical Decision Support May Improve Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems may be able to enhance treatment for patients with multiple, complex symptoms, shows a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The researchers sought to introduce a complex CDS...

Why EHR Clinical Decision Support Tools Need More Research

by Sara Heath

Real-time, patient-specific clinical decision support tools should be integrated into physician workflow, especially given the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs. Despite this, physicians seen many barriers to integrating CDS tools into their EHRs,...

ONC Highlights Role of Health IT Use to Fight Opioid Crisis

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A new resource page put together by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) highlights three forms of health IT use that could help address the growing opioid crisis. "Since 1999, deaths from prescription...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Alerts Overwhelming Physicians

by Sara Heath

EHR clinical decision support systems prove to be somewhat unnecessary in opioid prescriptions, according to a recent study. In a retrospective chart review study encompassing two years, researchers found that nearly 96 percent of clinical decision...

Study: CPOE, e-prescribing don’t meet provider expectations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and e-prescribing have the potential to raise medication errors in some facilities while lowering it in others, researchers report, and fail to meet overall expectations from providers after implementation...

Overcoming barriers to decision support, CPOE at ThedaCare

by Sponsored Content

The healthcare industry is sitting at the threshold of a unique point in time where the convergence of many technological advances could truly impact the future of care delivery in a dramatic way. When point-of-care clinical decision support...

What’s so important about connecting EHRs and genomics?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Integrating patient genomic into EHRs and using that information to better inform clinical decision-making is the focus of next month’s issue of Genetics in Medicine, according to an announcement by the American College of Medical Genetics...

EMR aids Regions Hospital, Red Cross blood transfusion work

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

An initiative undertaken by Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., with the support of the American Red has demonstrated the ability to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions thanks to a tool cooked into its electronic medical record, according...

Is crowdsourcing the new frontier of clinical decision support?

by Jennifer Bresnick

It may seem like the province of comic book artists and gadgeteers hoping to raise some money for new projects through portals like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but crowdsourcing might be coming to a hospital near you.   Harnessing the power...

Who is liable for EHR, clinical decision support mistakes?

by Sponsored Content

Right now, there is a lot of talk about big data, healthcare analytics, evidence-based medicine, and clinical decision support (CDS) — all aimed at best practices in healthcare delivery. While still permitting individual judgment to play...

Study: Use of CPOE cuts likelihood of medication errors in half

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) predicts that widespread adoption of computerized provider order entry (CPOE) technology can reduce the number of medication errors nationwide by more...

Can predictive AI improve patient outcomes while lowering costs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of Indiana have found that advanced machine learning in the form of an artificial intelligence framework can help make better treatment decisions for patients with depression while lowering the overall cost of care. ...

Study: Patients lack confidence in clinical decision support

by Jennifer Bresnick

According to a study recently published in Medical Decision Making, physicians who used computerized clinical decision support (CDS) to confirm a diagnosis or treatment plan were viewed as incompetent or less capable by patients.  While CDS...

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