Multiple perspectives on the meaning of clinical decision support

Joshua E. Richardson, Joan Ash, Dean F. Sittig, Arwen Bunce, James Carpenter, Richard H. Dykstra, Ken Guappone, James McCormack, Carmit K. McMullen, Michael Shapiro, Adam Wright, Blackford Middleton

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Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is viewed as a means to improve safety and efficiency in health care. Yet the lack of consensus about what is meant by CDS represents a barrier to effective design, implementation, and utilization of CDS tools. We conducted a multi-site qualitative inquiry to understand how different people define and describe CDS. Using subjects' multiple perspectives we were able to gain new insights as to what stakeholders want CDS to achieve and how to achieve it even when those perspectives are competing and conflicting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1431
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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