SPOTLIGHT: Clinical decision support

In the new issue of CMIO magazine, one of our all-time favorite health IT journalists takes an in-depth look at clinical-decision support, including what CDS means, how it helps inform clinical practice and how it will be a key element of "meaningful use" of EMRs. It also addresses strategies for implementing CDS, how to integrate decision support into an EMR and, most importantly, ensuring that physicians will actually use the technology. "If you don't have good CDS, you just automate current processes," says Dr. Gregory H. Dorn, executive VP and COO of CDS vendor Zynx Health. "You deliver mediocre care faster." Article