Unwarranted care variation is widespread and represents an opportunity to realize significant cost savings while improving quality. When it comes to IT support for care variation reduction, nothing has greater potential than clinical decision support (CDS). Successful CDS initiatives require rigorous program management.
Organizations wishing to build and maintain an effective CDS program must reliably perform five basic tasks. HCOs must translate organizational strategy into specific clinical targets; make tactical decisions at the right levels of the organization; prioritize requests effectively; build CDS properly; and actively manage what has been built.
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