Decision support systems

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INTERMED Method 05/15/09

The INTERMED method is an action-oriented, decision support tool for clinicians, which assesses patient complexity, stimulates interdisciplinary communication, and can help patients and clinicians make decisions about treatment plans. It is a multidimensional rating scale used by health care providers to conduct a quick yet comprehensive assessment of complex medical and surgical patients.

The site includes:

  • An introductory video
  • Bedside manual (available...
Health Information Technology Costs & Benefits Database 12/17/07

This database contains literature articles about the costs and/or benefits of health information technology (HIT) and is searchable in a variety of ways. The Web site also contains information about how the database was developed and about barriers to the implementation of HIT.

This Web page includes the following sections:

  • Search database according to the following criteria:
    • HIT elements
    • Institute of Medicine categories
    • Types of health...
Dose Estimator (Biodosimetry Tools) 12/17/07

The Dose Estimator (biodosimetry tools) can be used by providers to guide the needed therapy for patients with acute radiation syndrome.

The Dose Estimator addresses the following topics:

  1. Estimate exposure dose–Dose estimator:
    • Onset of vomiting
    • Lymphocyte depletion kinetics
    • Dicentric chromosomes
  2. Explaining biodosimetry
  3. Suggest hematopoietic subsyndrome treatment, based on exposure dose and event size
  4. Biodosimetry...
Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) 12/17/07

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is a hands-on tool designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.

The ePSS can be accessed on the Web or on a PDA or mobile device. It is based on current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk...

Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool 12/17/07

This tool is designed for use by physicians to estimate an individual’s absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma and to help identify persons at higher risk in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

The melanoma risk calculator was designed for use by health professionals during a routine physical exam that includes recording of information about the patient’s personal and family medical history and an examination of the skin on the patient’s back and...

Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator 12/17/07

This program is an interactive tool to assist clinicians in determining the most appropriate care for newly diagnosed cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the point of care. It will help calculate the severity index of a pneumonia patient. The output includes mortality rates and pneumonia class types.

Features include:

  • Application downloads for the Palm and Pocket PC
  • Installation instructions
  • Feedback and help

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