Search Tag: Decision Support

ICU Management

ESA2016: Medication Errors - Care with Computerised Order Entry Systems Needed

2016 14 Jun

Computerised Order Entry (CPOE) Systems can improve the quality and safety of medication prescribing and reduce costs, according to Jozef Kesecioglu, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands, speaking at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London in May.Slow AdoptionThere... Read more

ICU Management

Transforming Measurement into Understanding: Quantitative Bedside Decision Support

2016 11 Mar

Intensivists today are faced with a growing deluge of quantitative data, along with demands to implement evidence-based protocols of increasing number and complexity. The tools to support such implementation, including computerised decision support, have, however, seen only incremental development over the past decades. This article will attempt to... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 1, 2016

2016 11 Mar

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IMAGING Management

Ruling out CT for Minor Head Trauma

2015 29 Dec

Combinations of history and physical examination features in clinical decision rules can identify patients with minor head trauma at low risk of severe intracranial injuries, and for whom head CT may not be necessary. The findings are based on a systematic review conducted by Joshua S. Easter, MD, MSc, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University... Read more

IMAGING Management

How Effective are Decision Support Systems?

2015 02 Jun

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) systems are intended to enhance decision-making for better delivery of care. However, a study on the use of CDS systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging shows that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders.“Implementing CDS systems in real-world... 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

IMAGING Management

Can EHR Decision Support Reduce Child Radiation Exposure?

2015 09 May

Risks associated with ionising radiation exposure are greater in children due to their longer life span and greater radiosensitivity. The good news is that according to researchers the risk can be significantly reduced with just a little bit of education. The finding is from a new study, “Point-of-care estimated radiation exposure and imaging guidelines... Read more

Executive Health Management

Reducing Medication Administration Errors

2015 04 May

This study aimed to develop clinical decision support (CDS) tools to decrease errors in medication administration, which have been shown to be frequent and serious. Notably, the rate of preventable adverse drug events in intensive care can be twice as much as in non-intensive care units. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, focused... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR 2014: Clinical Decision Support in Europe - The Way Forward

2014 09 Mar

Europe-wide referral guidelines for medical imaging are essential. Not only do they need to be developed, but their use needs to be improved. Lluis Donoso Bach, from Barcelona, Spain talked about the European Society of Radiology's position on clinical decision support at the Management in Radiology session on Saturday at the European Congress of Radiology.... Read more

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