Healthcare // Clinical Information Systems
News
12/14/2011
12:23 PM
Neil Versel
Neil Versel
Slideshows
50%
50%

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.
Previous
9 of 11
Next


While Thomson Reuters has announced plans to sell its healthcare holdings, no deal has been consummated, so the global media conglomerate remains a major provider of clinical decision support content, via its Micromedex division. In fact, Thomson Reuters introduced version 2.0 of the Micromedex point-of-care CDS suite just a month before the divestiture announcement.

More than 3,500 hospitals in 83 countries use Micromedex's clinical evidence for medication safety, health and disease management, patient education, and toxicology, according to Thomson Reuters. Micromedex offers iPhone and iPad apps for its drug reference guide and medication interaction checker. Users can gain access to other aspects of the Micromedex 2.0 knowledge base on other mobile platforms, including Android and BlackBerry.

Recommended Reading

Clinical Decision Support: What's In Your Future?

Clinical Decision Support Closes Medical Evidence Gap

Clinical Analytics Gets Up Close And Personal

Mobile Medical Apps: More Education Needed

InformationWeek Healthcare Mobile App Smackdown: Logical Images' VisualDx Mobile

12 EHR Vendors That Stand Out

9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look

7 Health Education Tools For Patients

Previous
9 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
Lisa Henderson
50%
50%
Lisa Henderson,
User Rank: Apprentice
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
TRICHARDSON000
50%
50%
TRICHARDSON000,
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
www.PhysicalTherapyDiagnosis.c...
PeterO785
50%
50%
PeterO785,
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.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.