EHR Analytics - Clinical Decision Support (#CDS)

Computer System Analogy: Control. Clinical Decision Support (#CDS) is applying the results of Big Data and health care informatics in the clinical practice.


  1. Emphasis in medical education has shifted away from traditional science and clinical knowledge to learning and improving clinical management in an increasingly sophisticated, data-rich world.
  2. Seventy five percent of diagnoses, such as cancers, are made automatically based on algorithms; only the final 25% of what medicine now calls “fuzzy diagnoses” are symptom based.
  3. Health Information Technology is simultaneously going small and large at the same time. It goes small to collect data, large to process that data, and back to small to implement that data.