CDSiC & Developers

Patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) provides an opportunity to demonstrate the power of health information technology to bring patients and clinicians together to make shared healthcare decisions. The Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative (CDSiC) promotes the development of effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered clinical decision support (CDS) tools.

People sitting at computers in a roomThe implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) has revolutionized healthcare by making health data more accessible. However, it has untapped potential. Health systems and patients alike are eager for solutions that enhance patient-centered and value-based care by utilizing that EHR data. Health IT developers are helping achieve this vision by engaging patients through the co-design of CDS tools and by building apps and tools that patients can trust. The CDSiC is guided by the expertise of health IT developers doing this work in the real world, and serves to connect these health IT innovators with clinicians, patients, and research communities so that PC CDS resources truly support the delivery of patient-centered care.

In this rapidly changing area, the CDSiC aims to serve as a central source for guidance and resources for developing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving PC CDS. Developers can find tools and resources here that reflect the evolving health IT standards and regulatory environment.

Related Resources

The Technical Landscape for Patient-Centered CDS: Progress, Gaps, and Challenges 
This article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) explores the technical landscape for patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) and gaps in making PC CDS more accessible, shareable, and based on standards.

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). 

Real World PC CDS: Patient-Centered CDS for Postpartum Hypertension Monitoring
Read this vignette to see an example from a clinician's perspective of how patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) is being used in the real world to support patient-centered care for post-partum women. 

Infographic: Analytic Framework for Action (AFA)
The Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PC CDS) Analytic Framework for Action is an important conceptual framework to help guide the creation, identification, prioritization, implementation, and evaluation of PC CDS.