August 28, 2022 - Parul Saini, Webmedy Team
A clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) is a type of software system that helps a physician in decision-making by analyzing the patient's data.
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These are active knowledge-based systems with knowledge and person-specific information intelligently filtered and presented at appropriate times to enhance patient care. It includes:
A clinical Decision Support System can be a standalone program or it can be a part of an Electronic Health Record System.
CDSS can utilize Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to analyze and identify patterns to provide detailed results that are useful for providing care.
The main goal of a Clinical Decision Support System is to deliver - the right information, to the right person, at the right time, and at the right location - to improve decision-making.
Its main purpose is to aid patient care by enabling the analysis of patient data and using that information to help in formulating a diagnosis.
Purpose of a Clinical Decision Support System:
Additional areas where CDS can help:
Here are some barriers to its adoption:
The basic idea behind the clinical decision support system is that they assist physicians and staff in the same way as the Enterprise support system helps business operation in an enterprise. In other words, the clinical decision support system can be seen as an assisting technology for delivering better patient experience and health outcomes.