Search Tag: CDS

Decision Support

Human Factors Engineering Improves CDS Usability for Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2021 29 Dec

According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics , poor usability continues to plague clinical decision support (CDS) despite its potential to improve patient safety. Although human factors engineering (HFE) approaches are recommended, few studies have investigated the impact of applying HFE methods and principles... Read more

Decision Support

Best Practices in Clinical Decision Support Rollout

2021 22 Dec

A panel of experts at RSNA 2021 discussed best practices in rolling-out clinical decision support mechanism (CDSM) solutions in preparation for the enforcement of the U.S. Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). PAMA was implemented as an alternative to global pre-authorisation to combat rising healthcare costs. These regulations apply in the emergency department... Read more

Decision Support

Clinically Appropriate Use of Diagnostic Imaging With Medicalis CDS

2021 30 Sep

Imaging clinical decision support systems are the next generation tools for the appropriate utilisation of diagnostic imaging.   Statistics show that up to 26% of all imaging is ordered incorrectly. This is because orders are generally placed without evidence-based standards. The goal should be to ensure the right order the first time.   The Medicalis... Read more

IMAGING Management

Higher Imaging Yield With CDS

2020 31 Mar

Increased use of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the evaluation of pulmonary embolism has raised serious concerns about the harms of unnecessary testing. What's more, CTPA over-utilisation has been associated with decreasing diagnostic yields.     Researchers in the U.S. performed a study to determine whether clinical decision support (CDS)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Personalised Medicine: The road ahead

2019 22 May

How can healthcare accelerate the implementation of the science?   Where is Personalised Medicine (PM) already improving the lives of patients and what is needed to make it the standard of care across multiple conditions?     What’s your brief at the PMC?   I have a science and genetics background and bring scientific... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR2016: Clinical Decision Support: Referral Guidelines For Europe

2016 04 Mar

As hospitals and health professionals feel the strain from increased pressure to produce more data and images, radiologists in Europe are working with their counterparts in the U.S. to introduce new referral guidelines by 2017 that will improve the workflow and meet the increasing demand for more imaging. Introducing a ‘professional challenges session’... Read more

Health Management

Appropriate Imaging and Clinical Decision Support

2016 05 Jan

"We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us” (McLuhan) Wasteful, unhelpful imaging helps nobody, and may be associated with patient harms through unneeded and unwanted intervention. Appropriate imaging through referral guidance is advocated through the Bonn Call-for-Action (International Atomic Energy Authority and World Health Organization... Read more

IT Management

Multiple Perspectives on Decision Support

2015 16 May

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) has been shown to improve healthcare processes and outcomes in a number of studies, although its potential has yet to be reached. Challenges to CDS development, management, and use are multifaceted — involving people, processes, and technology. A recent study, reported in the journal BMC Medical Informatics... Read more