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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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The Benefits of CDS

When correctly implemented, CDS has the potential to have a profound impact on patient safety and outcomes and can improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Individual studies have shown tremendous impact. However, the evidence when viewed across the entire spectrum of CDS implementations is mixed. Understanding where CDS systems have had success can help create strong buy-in and demonstrate positive results with any new CDS implementation.

The AHRQ publication on CDS,6 which includes a meta-analysis and review of many studies, states that there is strong evidence to believe that CDSs have positively impacted select healthcare process measures and improved outcomes. There is moderate to low evidence that CDSs have had positive ...

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