Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
Background: Community-based practices are being incentivized with Medicare and Medicaid dollars to install EHR systems that include clinical decision support (CDS) technology. This represents a relatively new subject population in biomedical informatics that will be using clinical decision support tools. This research endeavored to understand from community-based physiciansâ viewpoints what CDS means to them and what it can do to meet their needs. The purpose of the inquiry is to inform the design of CDS tools for these environments. Methods: The researcher carried out a user-centered needs assessment among 30 primary care physicians and one nurse administrator in community-based settings through in-practice observations and interviews. Interview and observation data was coded using multiple frameworks to explain user needs. First, a grounded method was used to generate themes associated with CDS needs from physiciansâ points of view. Second, a content analysis was conducted to determi
School of Medicine
Richardson, Joshua E., "A clinical decision support needs assessment of community-based physician" (2010). Scholar Archive. 681.