Clinical Decision Support: Why the Right Data Is Needed to Drive the Right Outcomes

Clinical Decision Support: Why the Right Data Is Needed to Drive the Right Outcomes

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Medical decision-making is challenging given the quantity of data and volume of evidence that exists. To overcome traditional barriers and deliver on the full promise of clinical decision support, practices should consider cloud-based composable platforms that bring leverage advancements in interoperability.

Estimates show doctors can make more than 150 real-time decisions that impact patient care in an average day – everything from ordering tests and prescribing medication, to recommending procedures and admitting patients to the hospital.

Even with extensive education and vast experience, medical decision-making is challenging given the quantity of data and volume of evidence that exists. An Institute of Medicine study in 2000 titled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System put a spotlight on the issue of errors in clinical decision-making, revealing the morbidity and mortality associated with such errors.

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