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MED269: Clinical Decision Support

Course Directors: Jim Killeen, MD and Amy Sitapati, MD

Course Credits: 4 credits

LectureSpring Quarter, 2018: 4/2/18 - 6/8/18; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 pm; BRF2-4A03

Course Overview
This course is designed to give students an introduction to clinical decision support as well as clinical terminologies, quality programs, and population health. Decision support can be applied to use alerts, reminders, and other electronic health record related tools to inform users including clinicians and patients to make health related decisions. In a broader sense, clinical decision support (CDS) can include electronic tools which serve to reduce the cognitive burden involved in patient care delivery including innovative use of population health, health information exchange, and devices. The end result of CDS is to improve efficiency, screening, diagnosis, following treatment algorithms/protocols, adverse outcome avoidance, follow up, and cost.

The class is comprised of lectures including expert guest speakers as well as group projects that will be briefly presented at the course completion. 

Grading Policies
Criteria for Pass:

  • 80% attendance to class
  • Completion of required reading
  • Participation in class discussion and exercises
  • Satisfactory performance/demonstration of learning objectives
  • Completion of the class group project
  • Meet passing criteria on Final Exam (70% correct)


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