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Clinical decision support (CDS) works together with electronic health records (EHR) in ensuring improved patient outcomes in healthcare settings.EHR has contributed to changes among the health care professionals by making an enormous amount of patient data available and accessible to the authorized health care team. This vast information could be employed in clinical decision support. The complete information available in one electronic health record system instead of large paperwork volumes can enhance clinical decision-making despite serving as a repository of data and images which can be looked up, compared, and reviewed. Electronic health records are beneficial to clinical decision support because links containing clinically significant information are embedded in the electronic health record system. The information related to treatments, testing, and diseases may motivate healthcare professionals to apply the latest information regarding the patient's health promptly. The offering of electronic health record-linked clinical decision support while ordering diagnostic tests could reduce the incidences of diagnostics tests that are inappropriate. Rothman et al. (2012) affirm that the electronic health record consists of parameters such as the vital signs, which can be applied in creating alerts to notify the health care team or prompt clinical pathways, predetermined order sets, or diagnostic and therapeutic bundles.EHR is linked to pretest probability calculators and

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