Yearb Med Inform 2015; 24(01): 119-124
DOI: 10.15265/IY-2015-036
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

Computerized Clinical Decision Support: Contributions from 2014

J. Bouaud
1  AP-HP, Dept. of Clinical Research and Development, Paris, France
2  INSERM, U1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, LIMICS, (UMR_S 1142), Bobigny, France
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V. Koutkias
2  INSERM, U1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 1142, LIMICS, Paris, France; Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, LIMICS, (UMR_S 1142), Bobigny, France
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Section Editors for the IMIA Yearbook Section on Decision Support› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Correspondence to:

Dr Jacques Bouaud
LIMICS - INSERM U1142
Campus des Cordeliers
15, rue de l’école de médecine
75006 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 27 92 10   

Publication History

13 August 2015

Publication Date:
10 March 2018 (online)

 

Summary

Objective: To summarize recent research and propose a selection of best papers published in 2014 in the field of computerized clinical decision support for the Decision Support section of the IMIA yearbook.

Method: A literature review was performed by searching two bibliographic databases for papers related to clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) and computerized provider order entry systems in order to select a list of candidate best papers to be then peer-reviewed by external reviewers. A consensus meeting between the two section editors and the editorial team was finally organized to conclude on the selection of best papers.

Results: Among the 1,254 returned papers published in 2014, the full review process selected four best papers. The first one is an experimental contribution to a better understanding of unintended uses of CDSSs. The second paper describes the effective use of previously collected data to tailor and adapt a CDSS. The third paper presents an innovative application that uses pharmacogenomic information to support personalized medicine. The fourth paper reports on the long-term effect of the routine use of a CDSS for antibiotic therapy.

Conclusions: As health information technologies spread more and more meaningfully, CDSSs are improving to answer users’ needs more accurately. The exploitation of previously collected data and the use of genomic data for decision support has started to materialize. However, more work is still needed to address issues related to the correct usage of such technologies, and to assess their effective impact in the long term.


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Correspondence to:

Dr Jacques Bouaud
LIMICS - INSERM U1142
Campus des Cordeliers
15, rue de l’école de médecine
75006 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 44 27 92 10