Clinical Decision Support Guidebook Series

New Edition of Best Selling Clinical Decision Support Implementer’s Guide

Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide Book CoverWinner of the HIMSS 2012 Book of The Year Award!

The second edition of the authoritative, best-selling book, Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, has just published. This new edition has been substantially enhanced with expanded and updated guidance on using CDS interventions to improve care delivery and outcomes in diverse care settings.

Building on the collaborations that produced the previous award-winning and bestselling books in the HIMSS CDS Guidebook Series, this guidebook’s authors synthesized critical success factors from the literature and scores of stakeholders from healthcare delivery organizations, professional societies, vendors, federal agencies and other sources. This edition has been reorganized into parts that help readers: (1) set up (or refine) a successful CDS program in a hospital, health system or physician practice; and (2) configure and launch specific CDS interventions that recipients appreciate and that measurably improve targeted outcomes. Two detailed case studies illustrate key points about how a “real-life” CDS program—and specific CDS interventions—might evolve in a hypothetical community hospital and small physician practice.

This new edition includes enhanced worksheets—with sample data—that help readers to document and use information needed for their CDS program and interventions.  Sections in each chapter present considerations for health IT software suppliers to effectively support their CDS implementer clients. Co-published by the Scottsdale Institute, AMIA, AMDIS and SHM, the book was written by Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI, Jonathan M. Teich, MD, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS, Donald Levick, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Luis Saldana, MD, MBA, FACEP, Ferdinand T. Velasco, MD, Dean F. Sittig, PhD, FACMI, FHIMSS, Kendall M. Rogers, MD, CPE, FACP, SFHM, and Robert A. Jenders, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI. The book can be purchased through the HIMSS online store.

The following links include the Introductions from Parts I and II of the Guide, as well as a sample Worksheet.

Part I Introduction 
Part II Introduction
Worksheet 2-2

Winner of the 2009 HIMSS Book of the Year Award

Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support:
A Step-by-Step Guide

Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide

A major successor to the best-selling book, Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, published in 2009, won the 2009 HIMSS Book of the Year Award. The book, edited by Jerome Osheroff, MD, is co-published by HIMSS, the Scottsdale Institute, AMIA, ISMP, ASHP, and AMDIS.

Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration by dozens of individuals and organizations, with diverse perspectives and competencies. The Guide is designed to help clinical decision support implementers improve medication use (and associated outcomes) in their organizations by providing practical recommendations for successfully implementing CDS focused on these targets.

Chapters include detailed guidance on key areas in an effective CDS-medication management program such as optimizing governance structures and management processes, defining outcome improvement opportunities and baselines; setting up interventions in key clinical information systems and for specific targets; deploying CDS interventions to optimize acceptance and value; measuring results and refining the program; and approaching CDS knowledge management systematically. An appendix includes information on the use of CDS for prescription safety in the small practice environment.

Sponsors
The following organizations provided generous unrestricted grants to help engage editorial support for gathering and synthesizing the input from the many individuals with diverse perspectives that contributed to this project:

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