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Running head: UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT 4 1Unit 4 Assignment 4Catrena DickersonKaplan University
UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT 4 2AbstractThis assignment details how to implement a CDS within an institution. It will describe the approaches that will be used to ensure all aspects of patient care are considered when developing this CDS system. It will also include how to prioritize the efforts of the CDS team. In addition, Potential areas on which this assignment will focus include areas in which payment rates are tied to national quality measures, CDS interventions that meet Meaningful Use requirements, readmissions for congestive heart failure and other care events for which payers increasingly are not reimbursing, and areas that have been identified as institutional priorities for clinical improvement.
UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT 4 3Unit 4 Assignment 4IntroductionClinical Decision Support Systems (CDS) are a way of providing clinicians, physicians, patients, and caregivers with the knowledge of specific patient information in order to help make decisions to enhance patient care. CDS also includes a variety of tools that enable decision to be made within the clinical workflow. Such tools consist of; computerized alerts and reminders to care providers and patients; data reports and summaries; clinical guidelines and many other tools.CDS is a well refined IT health system that combines knowledge and data that allows clinicians to present helpful information when caring for patients. In order to support the workflow, the information is organized in a way that the users are able to make quick decisions in order to treat patients correctly. Different CDS are used for different processes (HealthIT.gov, 2013). The technologies of health information have been created to improve clinical decision making which helps to confront the overload of information that clinicians are faced with. There are several benefits for implementing a CDS system. These benefits include: improving the quality of care and health outcomes, reduce unnecessary medical errors and easy access to records through EHR which allows sharing of patient information using health information exchange (HIE) tool(Menachemi & Collum, 2011). Improved efficiency and effectiveness for patient safety is another great benefit of implementing CDS system. Also, provider and patient