By Cornelia Wels-Maug
>> Given the exponential growth of
medical knowledge, it is a challenge for
doctors to stay up to date in their field
of expertise. Clinical decision support
(CDS) solutions address this by providing
evidence-based guidance at the point
of care to facilitate improved outcomes.
How much must CDS solutions improve
in order to become a trusted resource
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A critically ill patient in an intensive care unit is particularly vulnerable.
Should his condition suddenly change
into what appears to be a life threatening condition, doctors need to rapidly
decide on the appropriate treatment. It
is mainly in such circumstances that
physicians would like a CDS system
(CDSS) at their fingertips that combines patient-specific information from
the electronic medical record (EMR)
with evidence-based knowledge, to
recommend diagnoses or treatments to
improve quality of care. “About half of
all care, actually 45%, does not meet the
clinical evidence standards for quality
or outcomes,” reveals Dr Samuel Nuss-