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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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U.S. Healthcare Trends Driving CDS Adoption

A number of U.S. and global market, economic, government and regulatory trends are driving the increased adoption of EHR technology and the use of CDS.

Impact of Regulatory and Economic Trends on CDS Adoption

The meaningful use Final Rule4 requires eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to “implement one clinical decision support rule related to a high priority hospital condition along with the ability to track compliance with that rule.” Many institutions will implement this aspect of meaningful use via tools and CDS functionality provided by their EHR vendor, leading to the widespread adoption of CDS in the United States. As discussed earlier, several other dimensions need to be considered ...

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