What is patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) – and the Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative (CDSiC) – trying to achieve, and what outcomes do we need to measure to support this? The Outcomes and Objectives Workgroup is exploring this question and developing products and insights that can inform how we measure the impact of the CDSiC, as well as how we measure the impact of CDS.
When working to achieve broad, transformative, and sustainable change, it can sometimes be difficult to assess and chart progress. This is true for both an initiative like the CDSiC and the use of CDS within a healthcare system. The CDS Outcomes and Objectives Workgroup is tasked with exploring what PC CDS is and what it could ultimately accomplish. The CDS Outcomes and Objectives Workgroup is exploring how we measure the safety and effectiveness of PC CDS interventions, and particularly how we measure clinical outcomes. The reports, resources, and tools created by this Workgroup support the CDSiC and the broader CDS community in measuring the outcomes of PC CDS interventions. Through Fall of 2023, the Workgroup will be focusing efforts on:
- Conducting an environmental scan to identify outcome domains and the most appropriate outcomes measures for PC CDS within those domains.
- Developing a taxonomy for patient preferences relevant to PC CDS.
- Developing a research framework for how PC CDS can be used to support shared decision making.
Infographic: Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Explained
The Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative (CDSiC) created this infographic to explain the definition of patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS).
CDS Outcomes and Objectives Workgroup Charter
The CDS Outcomes and Objectives Workgroup Charter is a document that describes the purpose, goals, and key activities of the Workgroup under the CDSiC Stakeholder and Community Outreach Center.