Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration of approximately 100 individuals and organizations, with diverse perspectives and insights on a central healthcare perspective. 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. Appendices include information on the use of CDS for prescription safety in the small practice environment and on legal issues. Co-published by HIMSS, the Scottsdale Institute, Epic Systems Corporation, Advocate Health Care, Eclipsys Corporation, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and Computer Programs and Systems, Inc.