VHA CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

Supporting the accurate design, creation and firing of alerts, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is a broad area of concern.   

Across our projects, we provide Clinical Decision Support (CDS) so that VA’s EHR systems can provide clinicians with CDS functions and drug-drug interaction alerts. Many of these alerts are now made possible via CHDR, which shares prescription drug information with receiving pharmacy systems so that pharmacists and clinicians can more safely treat patients. Through our terminology mapping work, we have matched allergy reactants, allergy reactions, and medications to current data standards so that patient data can be made more readily available between EHR systems. By doing so, we have enabled cross-departmental CDS between DoD and VA. 

We work to provide high quality standardized data for more reliable data for CDS systems.  We also analyzed White Paper submissions and provided terminology and clinical feedback for CDS including Gastroenterology, Hepatitis C, Cardiology Cardiac Catheterization, Mental Health Homelessness, and Tobacco Assessment and Cessation.  

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