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Innovation Core 1: Measurement and Value of Clinical Decision Support

The Measurement and Value of CDS Core works to standardize the measurement of all aspects of patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) by developing resources to address gaps in knowledge around measuring PC CDS performance.

Man presents information on a white board to a group of people PC CDS has the potential to not only improve healthcare processes and health outcomes, but also to increase patient engagement and help patients make informed decisions about their care. Ensuring that PC CDS interventions work for patients and clinicians requires approaches, methods, and tools to measure how effectively PC CDS interventions improve patient and clinician decision making, care processes, and health outcomes. How do we know if PC CDS is working well? How can we determine the best way to improve PC CDS effectiveness? These and other practical questions will guide the activities of the Measurement and Value of CDS Core. This Core explores the measures and resources that are needed to measure all aspects of PC CDS, and carries out projects to identify and develop measurement frameworks, criteria, and concepts to lay the foundation for how PC CDS is assessed and appropriately used. The team is engaging diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, developers, and patients, to ensure measures are meaningful to these key groups.

The end result will be a set of resources that advance CDS measurement research by demonstrating the value of PC CDS in a compelling way to decisionmakers in a variety of settings. This work will ultimately improve and expand the use of PC CDS to improve the health and well-being of all individuals.

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Related Resources

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). 

A Lifecycle Framework Illustrates Eight Stages Necessary for Realizing the Benefits of Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support 
This manuscript discusses a comprehensive patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) lifecycle framework developed and vetted by members of the CDSiC team.

Lessons Learned from a National Initiative Promoting Publicly Available Standards-Based Clinical Decision Support
This article describes lessons learned from an evaluation of AHRQ’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Initiative. The evaluation yielded several important lessons for developing and implementing publicly available, standards-based CDS.

Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative Innovation Center Charter
The CDSiC Innovation Center Charter is a document that describes the roles and key activities of the Innovation Center.  

Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative Innovation Center Operational Framework
The CDSiC Innovation Center Operational Framework is a document that provides direction for the Innovation Center.