Computerised decision support systems in order communication for diagnostic, screening or monitoring test ordering: systematic reviews of the effects and cost-effectiveness of systems
Health Technology Assessment
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
Order communication systems (OCS) are computer applications used to enter diagnostic and therapeutic patient care orders and to view test results. Many potential benefits of OCS have been identified including improvements in clinician ordering patterns, optimisation of clinical time, and aiding communication processes between clinicians and different departments. Many OCS now include computerised decision support systems (CDSS), which are information systems designed to improve clinical decision-making. CDSS match individual patient characteristics to a computerised knowledge base, and software algorithms generate patient-specific recommendations.
addresses: Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), Exeter, UK.
types: Journal Article; Review
Health Technology Assessment, 2010, Vol. 14, Issue 48, pp. 1 - 227
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