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Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 292-298

Impact of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) on Health Outcomes Improvement

Saanie Sulley

Department of Health Informatics, Rutgers School of Health Professions, Newark. New Jersey


The inculcation of information technology into healthcare delivery has impacted all arenas from population health to financial and administrative management. It has proven to be a valuable tool in today’s very complicated and diverse health environment. This paper explores various publications (Research, Opinions, and Articles) on the impact of decision systems on different aspects of healthcare, especially patient safety. Furthermore, it goes into details of how data inculcation in support systems can impact health processes in reducing the cost associated with care provision in the United States. The papers evaluated in this paper all provide different perspectives on how CDSS are changing healthcare and how to utilize them effectively and efficiently in achieving organizational goals. In a recent article published in Harvard Business Review on the impact of Big Data on healthcare, 63 percent of industry professionals have seen some effect on population health and 60 percent believe it has one way or another impacted preventive care. These valuable data assimilation with CDSS would have a positive impact on outcome research. As more technology are incorporated into healthcare activities and processes, the potential for changes in approach and benefit will continue to evolve.

Key words: Big Data, Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), Data Analytics, Healthcare, Preventive medicine, Cost.

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