Navigation Links
AHRQ Awards $5 Million to Help Integrate Clinical Decision Support Technologies Into Health Care Delivery

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded $5 million for two new health information technology contracts that will focus on the development, adoption, implementation and evaluation of best practices using clinical decision support. Clinical decision support helps health professionals make informed patient care decisions.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, have been selected to incorporate clinical decision support into widely used health IT products, demonstrate cross-platform utility, and establish lessons learned for clinical decision support implementation across the health IT vendor community. The projects will focus on translation of clinical guidelines and outcomes related to preventive health care and treatment of patients with multiple chronic illnesses. Clinicians' use of clinical decision support also will be evaluated.

"These projects build on AHRQ's investment in health IT and the lessons that we have already learned from our grantees and contractors," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "We hope that important lessons from this body of work will further enhance the nation's efforts to make evidence-based clinical knowledge more readily available to health care providers."

Researchers will build on rapidly evolving knowledge from development and implementation activities to define effective clinical decision support tools and identify preferred methods and processes for incorporating these tools into electronic medical records and in busy practice settings. The projects will implement clinical decision support tools in products certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and will apply guidelines set by the American National Standards Institute's Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel.

The research will assess potential benefits and drawbacks of clinical decision support services, including effects on patient satisfaction, measures of efficiency, cost and risk. Researchers also will evaluate methods of creating, storing and replicating clinical decision support elements across multiple clinical sites and ambulatory practices.

For more information on AHRQ's health information technology program, visit:

SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Best of Show Awards Go to Spa and Medical Aesthetics Industry Stars
2. AACR-Bardos Awards for Undergraduate Students announced
3. AMA Foundation and ReachMD Collaborate to Broadcast Excellence in Medicine Awards
4. HHS Awards $550 Million for HIV/AIDS Care, Services
5. Pepperdine Business Plan Competition Awards $26,000 to MBA Teams
6. Jury Awards Mount Vernon Man $40.1 Million After Medical Device Chars Heart
7. Cadient Group Receives Multiple Nominations for 2008 DTC National Advertising Awards
8. Ketchum and Its Clients Take Home Two Awards at the 2008 PRWeek Awards
9. GlaxoSmithKline Awards Eight Area Healthcare Nonprofits with $40,000 Each in Funding
10. New Jersey Hospital Association Presents Awards for Commitment to Healthcare
11. Blue Cross of California Honored with Two BlueWorks(R) Awards
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) ... announced that the first annual School of Gastrointestinal Oncology™ (SOGO™) will be held ... treatment of gastrointestinal cancers are undergoing transformational change, providing oncologists with powerful new ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Growth in ... part due to decreases in utilization of hospital and nonhospital care, according to a ... CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Louisiana, 16th Edition , found medical payments per claim with ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... and share medical images have been lifted as IMAGE Information Systems launches MED-TAB™ ... Society of North America Annual Meeting from November 29 to December 4, 2015. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Visage accelerates ... a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced they ... Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting through December 3 in Chicago, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased ... providing clinical and cost containment services, has successfully implemented the ACUITY Complete Care™ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... DUBLIN , Dec. 01, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Medium ... Adhesives, Sealants, Lubricants, and Other Applications - ... and Forecast, 2015 - 2023" report ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015   Nottingham Spirk , a leading ... publication of a free whitepaper , "The ... The whitepaper gives medical product companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers ... lucrative segment. Nottingham Spirk survey ... their own health, save money (i.e., fewer doctors, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015 Array BioPharma ... that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron ... Annual Healthcare Conference in New York.  The ... conference through a webcast on the Array ... , --> , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: