It’s fair to surmise that thanks in large part to alert fatigue, many providers are rolling their collective eyes at the notion of current clinical decision support systems. However, the words of a prominent CDS advocate should get people thinking differently about an area that seems to face various misconceptions.

Full disclosure: I am not a doctor.

Okay, with that truth bomb out of the way, I feel safe to go ahead and write about the subject of clinical decision support (CDS) openly. I understand there is a considerable amount of skepticism and annoyance when it comes to patient safety alerts, alert fatigue, and clinical decision support systems within the electronic health record (EHR). The terms are intermittently linked and often it’s not in a positive light for the whole notion of CDS.

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Source: Perception and Reality: Clinical Decision Support