Decision support provides clinicians, patients, or individuals with knowledge and person-specific or population information, intelligently filtered or presented, at appropriate times, to foster better health processes, better individual patient care and better population health."(Osheroff, 2007, pg. 141-145).
Our approach integrates the knowledge about patients in health records with the knowledge of medicine in decision support systems to reduce fragmentation within the system. This addresses issues of fragmentation of knowledge within the system and enables a clearer picture of the change opportunities for improved clinical effectiveness and efficiencies.
Our approach addresses common issues related to advancing clinical support including addressing terminology issues, ensuring data that is spread among multiple sites is combined through chart reviews that enable a complete and evidence based view of the patient data, and enabling the transfer of interventions across the entire organization.