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Improving Safety and Utilization: Leveraging clinical decision support to close gaps in the care continuum

Posted on 05/16/2016

In this article, Jeff Rehm, Executive Director of Imaging Services for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, discusses how leveraging a clinical decision support (CDS) platform can help close gaps in the care continuum, particularly in imaging. As Froedtert has seen in its experience, its advanced CDS system gives its practicing clinicians a complete view of their patients’ clinical condition and history, ensuring all considerations are accounted for when ordering imaging tests or scans. Additionally, Rehm discusses the positive changes and results he has seen due to the platform, including the total number of cases impacted by CDS prompts each month, which have led to an overall increase rate of compliance up to 90 percent.
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