Book Chapter

Overview of clinical decision support systems in healthcare

JD Moon, M Galea

Medical Imaging: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications | Published : 2016

Abstract

Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) are software designed to help clinicians to make decisions about patient diagnosis using technical devices such as desktops, laptops and iPads, and mobile devices, to obtain medical information and set up alert systems to monitor medication. A Clinical Decision Support System has been suggested by many as a key to a solution for improving patient safety together with Physician Based Computer Order Entry. This technology could prove to be very important in conditions such as chronic diseases where health outlay is high and where self-efficacy can affect health outcomes. However, the success of CDSS relies on technology, training and ongoing support. Th..

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