Clinical decision support guide wins HIMSS Book Of The Year

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A Micromedex-sponsored guidebook called “Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide” has been named one of two recipients of the HIMSS 2005 ‘Book of the Year’ award. The award honors health IT-related books that provide users outstanding practical guidance or strategic insight for healthcare information and management professionals.

Micromedex sponsored the book’s funding and lead editorial authorship which provides practical, step-by-step guidance for improving care processes and outcomes through CDS (Clinical Decision Surpport) interventions. These interventions are designed to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of patient care when implemented properly, and this guide helps ensure success in this complex undertaking, the company said.

“There are strong synergies between the goals of the CDS Implementer’s Guide and those of Thomson Micromedex – improving outcomes by delivering the right knowledge to the right person in the right format at the right point in workflow,” said Jerry Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI, Micromedex chief clinical informatics officer, lead author of the CDS Guide, and chair of the HIMSS Clinical Decision Support Workgroup and Task Force. “I am grateful for the tremendous support from the Micromedex team in developing the Guide, and for their enthusiasm and talent in using the Guide as a framework for delivering high value Micromedex clinical knowledge solutions to healthcare organizations.”

Other members of the HIMSS CDS Workgroup and Guide co-authors include such prestigious physician leaders as:  Eric Pifer, MD, Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, FACMI, Dean Sittig, PhD., FACMI, and Robert Jenders, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI. 

Micromedex is a part of The Thomson Corporation, which provides enterprise-wide clinical knowledge solutions for scientific and healthcare professionals.