Population health clinical decision support and analytics vendor Stanson Health and Consumer Reports have announced a partnership intended to reinforce the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely guidelines.
"Stanson's CDS will complement its notifications to clinicians of unnecessary and potentially harmful care with links to Consumer Reports resources for patients and families," Stanson executives said in announcing the partnership. "These notifications are presented to clinicians at the point of care, ensuring that patients are provided with relevant information at the specific moment when critical healthcare decisions are being made. This will aid in both organizations' missions to improve the quality of healthcare, while reducing unnecessary costs."
The patient information Stanson has licensed from Consumer Reports focuses on promoting discussions between patients and physicians about appropriate care. By actively alerting physicians during patient encounters in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings, Stanson's alerts remind physicians why a particular intervention may not be needed for the specific patient being evaluated and provide links to relevant Consumer Reports patient resources, as well.
According to Stanson, only the specific patient information from Consumer Reports relevant to each patient's clinical situation will be provided at the point of care. Stanson's solution also includes an analytics engine, which compiles provider order data for near real-time analysis of how frequently Choosing Wisely guidelines were followed or overridden.
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