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There is widespread agreement and a growing amount of evidence to suggest CDSs have the potential to significantly improve patient safety, reduce adverse events, potentially improve efficiency, reduce costs, and improve long-term health outcomes. The key to a successful CDS implementation is a goal-oriented and team-oriented approach that engages all relevant stakeholders across the enterprise. The CDS Five Rights framework provides a systematic blueprint for using CDS interventions to improve outcomes by considering the “what, who, how, where, and when” of CDS interventions. Multiple success factors drive successful implementation and adoption in the EHR, including getting clinician buy-in, carefully integrating the system into ...

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