Implementation of a clinical decision support system using a service model: Results of a feasibility study

Conference Paper

Numerous studies have shown that the quality of health care is inadequate, and healthcare organizations are increasingly turning to clinical decision support systems (CDSS) to address this problem. In implementing CDSS, a highly promising architectural approach is the use of decision support services. However, there are few reported examples of successful implementations of operational CDSS using this approach. Here, we describe how Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires evaluated the feasibility of using the SEBASTIAN clinical decision support Web service to implement a CDSS integrated with its electronic medical record system. The feasibility study consisted of three stages: first, end-user acceptability testing of the proposed CDSS through focus groups; second, the design and implementation of the system through integration of SEBASTIAN and the authoring of new rules; and finally, validation of system performance and accuracy. Through this study, we found that it is feasible to implement CDSS using a service-based approach. The CDSS is now under evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. The processes and lessons learned from this initiative are discussed. © 2010 IMIA and SAHIA. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Borbolla, D; Otero, C; Lobach, DF; Kawamoto, K; Gomez Saldao, AM; Staccia, G; Lopez, G; Figar, S; Luna, D; De Quiros, FGB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 160 / PART 1

Start / End Page

  • 816 - 820

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8365

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0926-9630

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781607505877

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-816

Citation Source

  • Scopus