By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Researchers detail new data in Medical Informatics. According to news reporting originating from Salt Lake City, Utah, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To identify key principles for establishing a national clinical decision support (CDS) knowledge sharing framework. As part of an initiative by the US Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to establish a framework for national CDS knowledge sharing, key stakeholders were identified."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Utah, "Stakeholders' viewpoints were obtained through surveys and in-depth interviews, and findings and relevant insights were summarized. Based on these insights, key principles were formulated for establishing a national CDS knowledge sharing framework. Nineteen key stakeholders were recruited, including six executives from electronic health record system vendors, seven executives from knowledge content producers, three executives from healthcare provider organizations, and three additional experts in clinical informatics. Based on these stakeholders' insights, five key principles were identified for effectively sharing CDS knowledge nationally. These principles are (1) prioritize and support the creation and maintenance of a national CDS knowledge sharing framework; (2) facilitate the development of high-value content and tooling, preferably in an open-source manner; (3) accelerate the development or licensing of required, pragmatic standards; (4) acknowledge and address medicolegal liability concerns; and (5) establish a self-sustaining business model. Based on the principles identified, a roadmap for national CDS knowledge sharing was developed through the ONC's Advancing CDS initiative."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The study findings may serve as a useful guide for ongoing activities by the ONC and others to establish a national framework for sharing CDS knowledge and improving clinical care."
For more information on this research see: Key principles for a national clinical decision support knowledge sharing framework: synthesis of insights from leading subject matter experts. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2013;20(1):199-207.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Kawamoto, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84092, United States. Additional authors for this research include T. Hongsermeier, A. Wright, J. Lewis, D.S. Bell and B. Middleton.
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