Computerized Decision Support for Pediatric Meds—Effectiveness Uncertain

December 1, 2012 | Evaluations & Guidance


A recent analysis has found that computerized clinical decision support (CCDS) programs can vary significantly in effectiveness when applied to prescriptions for pediatric patients.

CCDS programs are incorporated into computerized provider order-entry systems to help guide clinicians in making appropriate prescription decisions and avoiding errors. An article in the November 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Associationreports on a...

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