Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Partners HealthCare Information Systems
have formed the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Consortium with Regenstrief Institute, the Veterans Health Administration, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, NextGen, Siemens Medical Solutions, GE Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Duodecim Medical Publications, Philips, Wolters Kluwer Health, Accenture, AT&T, Geisinger, Meliorix, MITRE, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, newMentor, Main Line Health System, Evinance, Applied Pathways, InterSystems, Illinois Gastroenterology Group, Truven Health Analytics, EBSCO Publishing, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The WVP Health Authority and University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey serve as corresponding sites using NextGen and
GE electronic health records, respectively. Members of the CDS Consortium are
intimately involved in creating and providing CDS tools and services in
electronic health records that can be used in both academic settings as well as
community-based physician practices. These investigators share a common
interest in and goal of enhancing the widespread adoption of CDS tools and
services to improve the delivery of healthcare both domestically and worldwide.
The goal of the CDS Consortium is to assess, define, demonstrate, and evaluate
best practices for knowledge management and clinical decision support in
healthcare information technology at scale – across multiple ambulatory care
settings and EHR technology platforms.
The CDS Consortium is an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Research Contract that began on March 5, 2008. The CDS Consortium is in the final year of the research contract, having completed two base years of research and development and two option years for deploying our services. The AHRQ funding for the CDS Consortium will end after 5 years of support on July 8th, 2013.
This project was funded
under contract # HHSA290200810010 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.