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Applying CDS to VTE - Collaboration Home Page

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Jump right to the Table of Contents for the CDS Task Force work on VTE, or read on for background...


Welcome to the intro page for the HIMSS/SI VTE Collaboration.  This community began with 6 care delivery organizations sharing their strategies for optimizing how CDS is used to help ensure that all appropriate patients receive VTE prophylaxis to prevent the leading cause of inpatient mortality.  The group is expanding the collaborative to include many more care delivery sites, and will also be expanding to cover other performance improvement imperatives.



The HIMSS Clinical Decision Support (CDS) wiki was recently opened to the public for participation.  


Educate, Collaborate, Share and Network on HIMSS    Clinical Decision Support Wiki

New wiki supports collaboration and accelerates progress on using clinical decision support for healthcare performance improvement

CHICAGO (July 30, 2009) – Many organizations struggle to successfully deploy clinical decision support (CDS), a goal that takes on new importance since effective clinical decision support is a critical component of ‘meaningful EMR use,’ as required for stimulus funding under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. 

      Now, to help realize the promise of clinical decision support to enable meaningful EMR use and widely improve care delivery and outcomes, the HIMSS Clinical Decision Support Task Force is opening its CDS Wiki to the public. Read more>>


Why CDS and this Collaborative? Why VTE?


  • VTE is leading cause of preventable hospital death
  • Substantial costs for hospitals; beginning 10/08 CMS and other payers not reimbursing for this hospital acquired complication (and others)
  • Approaches, templates, guidance being developed for CDS in VTE with an eye toward scaling to other priority conditions and targets 
  • CDS is a powerful tool for improving outcomes, but implementations are complex and often problematic
  • HIMSS, Scottsdale Institute, others have collaborated successfully on CDS best implementation practices
  • We are building on this success though wiki-supported collaboration to accelerate local CDS-enhanced performance improvements
  • Project Goal: Develop scalable, validated guidance for provider organizations on optimizing CDS to drive measurable local performance improvement on specific targets of high local and national priority.  (Initial focus = Venous Thromboembolism or VTE)

Click Here to view the Table of Contents of the CDS Task Force work on VTE



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