Getting Clinical Decision Support Right: Best Practices and Perspectives from Quality Leaders and ON

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Monday, February 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clinical decision support (CDS) is an essential component of driving improved healthcare outcomes. This session plans to provide its membership insights into critical factors for CDS success via books, collaboratives educational sessions and the like. The panel format enables three perspectives on CDS to be interwoven, and provides a springboard enhancing the attendees' efforts in this area. These perspectives include the combined insights from scores of implementers and CDS experts on best practices for CDS success; an overview of the CDS strategies and results from a health system; and comments by the Deputy National Coordinator for HIT on the role for CDS in the nation's HIT adoption and outcome improvement goals.

Speaker Information:

  • Jerome Osheroff, MD, chief clinical informatics officer, Thomson Reuters;
  • Chuck Friedman, PhD, chief scientific officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC); and
  • Robert Murphy, CMIO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.


  • Define actions to successfully apply CDS to improve outcomes, achieve meaningful use;
  • Analyze models/examples of successful application of CDS to these goals; and
  • List ONC perspectives and actions to advance the "meaningful use" of CDS.