Integrating Evidence-Based Decision Tools Within an EHR
10:30am - 11:30amThursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
The healthcare industry recognizes the critical role that evidence-based medicine (EBM) plays in improving health outcomes and lowering costs. The use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools incorporating EBM at the point of care provides physicians with easy access to translational research and current recommendations. Kaiser Permanente recently completed a large-scale, electronic health record (EHR)-based integration of CDS tools including access to prescriptive/predictive analytics, a prescription formulary, treatment algorithms, and evidence-based disability guidelines. This session will describe the process of picking and deploying CDS tools incorporating evidence-based guidelines within a large-scale, EHR system. Physician perspectives and usage of the CDS tool will be discussed. Finally, the speakers will present trends in quality of care metrics attributed to the adoption of CDS tools at the point of care.