In implementing an electronic health record (EHR), it is important to keep in mind the importance of acquiring a reliable clinical decision support system (CDSS). Studies have shown that CDSSs reduce medication errors, increase physician and patient satisfaction, decrease cost, and even decrease the rate of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections. However, recent studies have shown that the widespread use of CDSSs is limited.
In 300-500 words, discuss the following:
- Discuss some of the many challenges providers and organizations face when developing a CDSS.