Clinical decision support (CDS) delivers specific information to clinicians, staff, and others at appropriate times and formats in a manner designed to enhance health and health care. CDS includes a multitude of tools to enhance decision-making within the clinical workflow. These tools include automated alerts and reminders; guidelines; order sets; focused patient data reports and summaries; documentation templates; diagnostic support, and contextually relevant reference information, among other tools.
CDS has a number of important benefits, including:
More information about CDS can be found at the ONC website.