Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer's Guide, Second Edition

  • 7h 48m
  • Jerome A. Osheroff, et al.
  • Taylor and Francis
  • 2012

Co-published by HIMSS, the Scottsdale Institute, AMIA, AMDIS and SHM, this second edition of the authoritative guide to CDS implementation has been substantially enhanced with expanded and updated guidance on using CDS interventions to improve care delivery and outcomes. This edition has been reorganized into parts that help readers set up (or refine) a successful CDS program in a hospital, health system or physician practice; and configure and launch specific CDS interventions.

Two detailed case studies illustrate how a "real-life" CDS program and specific CDS interventions might evolve in a hypothetical community hospital and small physician practice. This updated 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.

About the Author

Dean F. Sittig, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. He is the author of "Clinical Informatics Literacy: 5000 Concepts That Every Informatician Should Know", co-author of "Clinical Information Systems: Overcoming Adverse Consequences" and "Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer's Guide". He is interested in all aspects of health information technology, including electronic health records and clinical decision support. He is also the co-developer of the 8 Rights of Safe and Effective EHR Use, a new socio-technical paradigm for studying health information technology. He is often asked to serve as an expert witness in legal matters involving electronic health / medical records (EHRs).

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts and Approach
  • Organizing a Successful CDS Program
  • Other Key CDS Program Building Blocks—Systems, Workflow and Measurement
  • Knowledge Management for Clinical Decision Support Programs
  • Foundational Considerations for Effective CDS Interventions
  • Selecting Interventions to Deliver Targeted Improvements
  • Configuring the Interventions
  • Putting Interventions into Action
  • Measuring Results and Continuously Refining the Program
  • Epilogue—A Call for Collaboration