An introduction to clinical decision support systems

Mary Moore, Kimberly Loper

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Abstract

Library support of clinical decision making ranges from passive (traditional library collections of books and journals) to highly active (professional services, such as clinical medical librarians, LATCH, and informationists). Support of mobile computing resources and subscriptions to point-of-care services, such as UpTo-Date® and DynaMed®, moves libraries toward interactive resources to aid health care providers in their decisions about specific patient questions but stops short of the tools described herein that specifically support clinical decision making. Librarians seeking to add robust clinical decision support systems should partner with clinicians and medical educators to weigh usability, ability to integrate with electronic health records and other systems, accuracy, reliability, depth of knowledge base, and improvements to process and patient outcomes, along with costs, which can be substantial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-366
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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Clinical Decision Support Systems
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Point-of-Care Systems
decision making
Knowledge Bases
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Health Personnel
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Costs and Cost Analysis
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Clinical Decision-Making

Keywords

  • CDSSs
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • DDSSs
  • Diagnostic decision support systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Health(social science)

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An introduction to clinical decision support systems. / Moore, Mary; Loper, Kimberly.

In: Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.10.2011, p. 348-366.

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