Clinical Decision Support Overview

Development, Implementation, and Dissemination

Clinical decision support (CDS) seeks to deliver the right information at the right time in an easily digestible format to assist clinical decision-making. CDS helps to optimize treatment plans, improve the safety of prescribing, and provide personalized care by enabling providers and patients to make informed decisions. Even though it's typically thought of as software embedded in electronic health record (EHR) systems, CDS is more than just a technology intervention—it also involves policy considerations and process changes that impact organizations, providers, and patients.

Implementing CDS effectively requires operational and behavioral changes to incorporate the best available clinical evidence into decision-making. Learn more about how RTI CDS experts can help you address challenges and implement solutions in real-world environments by clicking the box below to download our CDS Overview.