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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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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.

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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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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...
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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.
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