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Neil Versel
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10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs

What provides the smarts behind an advanced implementation of electronic health records? Clinical decision support systems. It may be time to revisit your CDS vendor options.
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Zynx Health has well-developed platforms for hospital and ambulatory care, incorporating more than 500 clinical decision support rules and 1,100 templates for order sets into its various software packages. An online resource, ZynxEvidence, provides nearly 150 modules of evidence-based clinical content for computerized physician order entry.

When integrated with an EHR, the Zynx system produces clinical reminders that include detailed care plans based on each patient's condition.

Co-founded by UCLA internist Dr. Scott Weingarten, director of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, and Dr. Nancy Greengold, now president of the related Zynx Health Device Network after a stint at Wolters Kluwer Health, Zynx Health has been owned by publishing giant Hearst since 2004.

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User Rank: Apprentice
1/4/2014 | 8:24:17 AM
re: 10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
Good article but more decision support tools should be considered: VisualDx, GIDEON, IBM Watson, DxMate, SimulConsult, Symcat or a couple of others.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/8/2012 | 7:55:32 PM
re: 10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
Larry Weed has been doing Clinical Decision Support longer than many of us has been alive. Some of his ideas are so integral now that we forget how revolutionary they were back in 1968 when he first publicized SOAP notes in the the Problem Oriented Medical Record.

He is a giant. If we can see further it is by standing on his shoulders.

Tim Richardson, PT
Lisa Henderson
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12/19/2011 | 7:48:35 PM
re: 10 Innovative Clinical Decision Support Programs
Some really good apps, but I love the background story on this one. Probably wouldn't happen in the U.S. though, money before innovation.

Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor
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