Clinical Decision Support Tools

Clinical Decision Support Tools Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Clinical decisionmaking has become increasingly complex. Health care professionals are turning to decision support tools defined broadly as clinical systems, applications, or processes to optimize clinical decisionmaking at the point of care. These tools range from computerized alerts and reminders, clinical guidelines, and order sets to documentation templates, diagnostic support, and patient data reports.

The featured Innovations describe three different programs that have used clinical decision support tools to improve the quality of patient care.

The featured QualityTools provide health care professionals with a range of practical clinical decision support tools.

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