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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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What Is the Connection Between Clinical Decision Support and Quality Measurement?

It is important to note the direct connection between CDS, efforts to influence behavior at the right time within the process of care, and quality measurement that evaluates whether the expected services were provided or whether the patient’s status improved as expected. For example, CDS helps to make sure a diabetic patient has a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) blood test to make sure their diabetes is controlled over time. After all is said and done, quality measurement evaluates whether the test was performed and whether the result shows good control of the patient’s diabetes. Both rely on the same information: that the HbA1c blood test was ordered and processed by the ...

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