Advancing Evidence-based Medicine with Clinical Decision Support

AHRQ’s ongoing research investments in clinical decision support (CDS) and its potential to help clinical teams recommend the latest evidence-based medicine to patients is the subject of a new AHRQ Views blog post. AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research Program has supported CDS research, implementation, and demonstration projects throughout its 20-year history. Among other initiatives, AHRQ’s CDS Connect provides a web-based platform for authoring, sharing, and reusing CDS so healthcare systems and developers can build upon what has already been developed. A recent Notice of Intent signaled AHRQ’s intent to fund new research on patient-centered CDS to explore how to involve patients, families, and caregivers in CDS development.