Fortunately the federal government recognizes the importance of clinical decision support. The definition of “meaningful use” under the HITECH Act is likely to include a reasonably strong emphasis on clinical decision support. EHR (and computerized physician order entry) vendors are preparing to upgrade their decision support offerings to meet the demand. Meanwhile dedicated decision support companies are ready to help them.
Zynx Health is one such company. In this podcast interview, Dr. Scott Weingarten discusses advanced clinical decision support and the connection with meaningful use.March 31, 2010