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Definition Edit

Clinical decision support refers to

bringing relevant information to the clinician, at the right time and place, to enable optimal health care.[1]

Overview Edit

"Clinical decision support can include checks for allergies, drug–drug interactions, overly high doses, and clinical conditions, as well as other patient-specific dose checking."[2]

References Edit

  1. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward, Glossary, at 87 (App. C) (Dec. 2010) (full-text).
  2. Electronic Prescribing: CMS Should Address Inconsistencies in Its Two Incentive Programs That Encourage the Use of Health Information Technology, at 13 n.32.

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