Regenstrief Medical Informatics: Experiences with Clinical Decision Support Systems

Paul Biondich, Burke Mamlin, William Tierney, Marc Overhage, Clement McDonald

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Decision Support
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780123693778
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Biondich, P., Mamlin, B., Tierney, W., Overhage, M., & McDonald, C. (2007). Regenstrief Medical Informatics: Experiences with Clinical Decision Support Systems. In Clinical Decision Support (pp. 111-126). Elsevier Inc..