Session ID: 

CDS in the Cloud: Deploying a CDC Guideline for National Use

1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Murano 3304


This session will show the ability to deliver clinical decision support at scale – to numerous web service endpoints, and via SMART on FHIR applications. For this demonstration, we will describe how complex clinical logic is abstracted from a clinical guideline and represented in CQL as a component of a knowledge framework. The demonstration shows the feasibility and value of employing collaborative web-services and standards-based APIs providing clinical decision support in the form of externalized knowledge-based web services. A clinical scenario will be presented showing the system in use for an outpatient encounter. A brief description of the authoring tools used will be given. Attention will be drawn to the current state of the art, and suggestions offered for future standards harmonization and vendor support for standards-based APIs.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the essential clinical pearls from the 2015 CDS Sexually Transmitted Infection Guideline pertaining to gonorrhea treatment, and describe the clinical decision support that is implemented
  • Define the current standards and capabilities to build “Smart on FHIR” applications using clinical logic executed in the cloud
  • Recognize the capabilities of the Apervita platform to encode clinical logic and express it in a variety of additional web-services and applications
  • Describe the ability to implement the clinical logic in the cloud and securely provision EHRs in use nationwide
  • Describe the ability to monitor performance of the clinical decision support to provide feedback to knowledge authors for refinement


Chief Informatics and Innovation Officer,
Apervita, Inc.
Health Scientist,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Clinical Informaticists
IT Professional
Physician, CMO, CMIO