Healthcare providers nationwide have spent billions of dollars adopting electronic health records (EHRs) that incorporate clinical decision support (CDS) to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and comply with federal regulations, but evaluations of CDS implementations have not consistently reported improved patient outcomes or lower costs. Alerts that prompt clinicians about […]
The same technique was successfully employed at the University of Texas and accuracy was comparable to our previous results. Top associations included many medications that are highly specific for a particular problem as well as a large number of common, accurate medication-problem pairs that reflect practice patterns.
The last decade witnessed dramatic growth in electronic health record (EHR) adoption, from less than 10% to nearly universal, in part due to more than $30 billion of federal government spending. Until recently, EHR implementation was limited to locally developed systems at large, academic healthcare organizations, which enabled extensive customization […]