Electronic health records (EHR) have created opportunities for health systems and clinicians to leverage technology in support of quality improvement efforts in health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided a mandate for health care organizations to modernize in support of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim to improve quality, reduce cost, and improve population health.1,2 A fully developed EHR complete with clinical decision support (CDS) is an essential part of a learning health system equipped to navigate an increasingly complex health care landscape. Clinical decision support is an organizing term to describe a variety of tools embedded within the EHR to enhance clinical decision-making through the provision of information to support clinician behavior at the point of care.1 The Best Practice Advisory (BPA) is a CDS tool built into the EHR that can be used by clinicians to promote quality care, reduce inefficiency, and...
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Clinical Inquiry| December 15 2021
Development and Evaluation of Best Practice Alerts: Methods to Optimize Care Quality and Clinician Communication
AACN Adv Crit Care (2021) 32 (4): 468–472.
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Corey Fry; Development and Evaluation of Best Practice Alerts: Methods to Optimize Care Quality and Clinician Communication. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 December 2021; 32 (4): 468–472. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2021252
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