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What's New | May 26, 2010

Clinical Decision Support Tools
Clinical decisionmaking has become increasingly complex. Health care professionals are turning to decision support tools defined broadly as clinical systems, applications, or processes to optimize clinical decisionmaking at the point of care. These tools range from computerized alerts and reminders, clinical guidelines, and order sets to documentation templates, diagnostic support, and patient data reports.

The featured Innovations describe three different programs that have used clinical decision support tools to improve the quality of patient care.

The featured QualityTools provide health care professionals with a range of practical clinical decision support tools.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Pediatric Rules and Reminders
Developed by Partners HealthCare System Quality Improvement Group

 Prediction Tools
Developed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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 Clinical Care Guidelines: Asthma
Developed by University of Michigan Health System

 Pediatric Documentation Templates
Developed by Partners Quality Improvement Group

 Pediatric Symptom Checklist
Developed by Bright Futures at Georgetown University; Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program; Massachusetts General Hospital