Clinical Decision Support

Implementing Clinical Decision Support to Realize Value by Improving Clinical Outcomes and Reducing Cost

Clinical Decision Support delivers pertinent, organized clinical knowledge and patient information to healthcare providers at the point of care in order to enhance their patient care decisions and actions; the aim is to improve individual health and the delivery of healthcare. Real time clinical decision support alerts, order sets, and interventions integrated appropriately into clinical workflow can improved patient care outcomes and quality metrics. Having demonstrated such use of clinical decision support to improve outcomes and reduce cost, HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence Ambulatory and Enterprise recipients identified the following guidelines for utilizing clinical decision support to improve clinical outcomes in your hospital or ambulatory practice.