A new report from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises examines provider use of clinical decision support software.

Many providers, according to the Orem, Utah-based firm, primarily are focusing on decision support requirements under Stage 1 of the electronic health records meaningful use program.

The report covers order sets, multi-parameter alerting, nursing care plans, reference content and drug information databases, along with non-EHR vendors providing such tools and content.

When asked about clinical decision support applications they use, 38 percent of surveyed providers say electronic order sets have the greatest impact on their organization. Nineteen percent say evidence-based alerts give the biggest bang with reference content garnering 10 percent.

The report, "Clinical Decision Support: Striving for More Intelligent Care," is available for purchase here.

--Joseph Goedert


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