This week we learned about the potential benefits and drawbacks to clinical decision support systems (CDSSs). Create a ÒProsÓ versus ÒConsÓ table with a column for ÒProÓ and a separate column for ÒConÓ. Include at least 3 items for each column. Next to each item, provide a brief rationale as to why you included it on the respective list.
Organizations can use clinical decision support systems to manage massive amounts of data while still providing high-quality, value-based treatment. Clinical decision support (CDS) delivers expertise and person-specific information, intelligently filtered or provided at the right times, to physicians, staff, patients or other individuals to improve health and healthcare. A wide range of tools are included in CDS to improve clinical workflow decision-making. These tools include, among others, clinical guidelines, condition-specific order sets, focused patient data reports and summaries, documentation templates, diagnostic support, and contextual reference information. They also include computerized alerts and reminders for healthcare professionals and patients (World Health Organization, 2021).These technologies are made to sift through vast volumes of data and give therapists useful insights. They can recommend subsequent stages in therapy, identify potential issues, and notify professionals of data they might have missed (Kent, 2020). Clinical decision support systems that are integrated into EHRs have the potential to increase compliance to evidence-based medicine and decrease care mistakes. But these technologies may also be a factor in clinical fatigue and frustration (Kent, 2020). According to a 2020 study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers, between 35 to 60 percent of clinicians exhibit signs of burnout. ContÉ