What Clinical Decision Support Can Offer

Posted on 06/14/2016

In this article, Nancy Zimmerman, RN, BSN and Chief Nursing Officer at medCPU, discusses how clinical decision support (CDS) systems help improve diagnoses for clinicians and nurses. By providing real-time alerts or prompts to clinicians, CDS systems are playing an increasingly important role in promoting quality and safety in patient care. Issued when a clinician deviates from best practice protocol, these alerts can help reduce or avoid risks imposed to patients any have the ability to improve outcomes, generate efficiencies and lower costs. Zimmerman also provides uses cases to illustrate some of the ways in which CDS can perform an essential role in advancing quality care and safety.
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