Regenstrief scientists have created a 40-year legacy of experience with decision support systems. Among these experiences are many lessons that are helpful to the larger informatics community. The Institute has demonstrated the value of a concurrent focus on standardized, structured data acquisition alongside the development of decision support systems. Having access to these data allowed researchers to perform dozens of reminder studies, many of which serve as foundations for other work in the medical informatics community. The research team has demonstrated that computerized reminders can change clinical behaviors, reduce errors, and improve adherence to practice guidelines. These changes have a strong and persistent effect on patient care. They also promote preventive medicine in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, and have a greater effect than delayed feedback for enhancing preventive care. A series of lessons are culled from the experience inherent in not only developing these systems from scratch, but additionally in serving as both the implementation and direct support team.
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- Business, Management and Accounting(all)