Clinical decision support and meaningful use: Perspective from Zynx Health CEO Dr. Scott Weingarten
Posted Mar 31 2010 9:53am
Physicians and hospitals that implement electronic health records (EHR) are sometimes disappointed with the results. In many cases, EHRs are used largely to convert paper information into electronic form, which is a costly and cumbersome process. But when advanced clinical decision support is added, significant improvements are attainable.
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.