Clinical Decision Support (CDS)

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Cognitive Medical Systems Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM List for Second Straight Year

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | April 5, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, today announced it ranked 35th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, for the second straight year. The company grew nearly 3,000 percent since 2012...

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A Web Services Approach to Public Health Clinical Decision Support

David Raths | Healthcare Informatics | October 22, 2016

Although it is still early days, I am increasingly convinced that the movement to bring a web services approach to healthcare is real. Every week brings announcements of new efforts to create modules that do one thing well and that providers could subscribe to from within their EHR. This approach makes so much more sense than each provider working with its software vendor to recreate the wheel.This is especially appealing in the realm of clinical decision support (CDS), in which knowledge management is so time-consuming and difficult for provider organizations...

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AHRQ Grants Show Use Cases For Clinical Decision Support

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | August 15, 2013

Want to know how healthcare analytics is impacting healthcare right now? A new report published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has published a new report highlighting findings and lesson learned through its awarding of grants through its Improving Quality Through Clinician Use of Health IT Grant Initiative, a portion of which demonstrates use cases for clinical decision support (CDS)...

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Allscripts Launches Contest to Battle Heart Disease with Better CDS

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | January 27, 2012

Aiming to develop best practices for treating cardiovascular disease, Allscripts has launched Million Hearts Initiative Clinical Decision Support Challenge that offers a $50,000 prize. The intent is to develop a publicly available resource that accelerates delivery of optimal care through clinical decision support functionality. Read More »

Apervita Creates Health Analytics for the Millions

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | January 9, 2015

I have often advocated for better integration of analytics into everyday medical practice, and I found a company called Apervita (originally named Pervasive Health) that jumps off in the right direction.

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Are Open Source Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Services Subject to HIPAA Regulations?

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) services such as HLN’s Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE) are modular, loosely-coupled components of larger systems accessed via web services in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Under HIPAA, services provided to Covered Entities (CE) which involve protected health information (PHI) as defined in the statute are subject to the regulation. But are CDS services such as ICE subject to this regulation?

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At VA, All 2015 IT Budget Roads Lead To VistA

Tom O’Keefe | Government Health IT | August 25, 2014

Thanks to the bipartisan agreement authorizing approximately $16 billion to help veterans avoid the problems with health care that have long plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs, the bulk of VA IT support is headed largely in one direction...VA spending has been focused on development of its own electronic health record system: VistA (Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture)...

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Beyond EHRs: Positioning Hospitals For The Pay-For-Performance Era

Steve Riddle | Government Health IT | October 9, 2012

Fierce competition ahead. That’s what hospitals can expect in the pay-for-performance landscape that is already unfolding on the national regulatory scene. Read More »

Clinical Decision Support Should Be Open Source

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | January 26, 2015

Clinical decision support is a long-standing occupant of the medical setting. It got in the door with electronic medical records, and has recently received a facelift under the term “evidence based medicine.”...

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Cognitive Medical Systems Launches CORA, Its First Product

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | September 11, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that it is piloting its flagship product, Clinical Optimization and Reasoning Architecture (CORA), with two major U.S. healthcare delivery systems. The platform gives hospitals the ability to easily define, deploy and sustain improved evidence-based clinical practices...

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Cognitive Medical Systems launches Socratic Grid open source initiative; joins Open Health Tools (OHT)

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems, Open Health Tools | October 23, 2012

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software solutions for healthcare, today announced the launch of its Socratic Grid open source initiative. The company also joined the Open Health Tools consortium to demonstrate its deep commitment to this strategy.

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Cognitive Medical Systems To Present Standards-Based Clinical Decision Support Capabilities Demo At HIMSS16

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | February 22, 2016

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that it will present a CDS capabilities demonstration at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2016 (HIMSS16) Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 29-March 3. Working in collaboration with the University of Utah, Health Samurai, and the Regenstrief Institute, Cognitive will illustrate how organizations at the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) are working to define standards-based, interoperable architecture enabling advanced CDS functionality.

Cost Reminders Via CPOE Lead To Fewer Test Orders

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | April 17, 2013

Displaying the cost of a test via computerized provider order entry systems prompted a 9 percent reduction in the number of tests ordered, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More »

Creating a Knowledge Infrastructure for the ‘Learning Health System’

David Raths | KM World | September 14, 2017

The idea that the healthcare industry can study the data being created in electronic health records (EHR) to foster ongoing improvement is not a new one, but it is gaining momentum. A “learning health system” is one that commits to the use of data as a byproduct of care for continuous learning. Clinicians and health system researchers want to tackle perhaps their industry’s most significant knowledge management challenge: how to capture the results of research into clinical best practices and more quickly feed it back to doctors and nurses at the point of care...

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CredibleMeds® Announces Open-Source Drug Safety Resource

Press Release | AZCERT, CredibleMeds | October 23, 2013

QTdrugs List and Clinical Decision Support System Identifies Patients at Risk for Sudden Death; Adverse Drug Event Causality Analysis (ADECA™) Technology Generates QTdrugs List to Save Lives Read More »