Welcome to CDS Connect

CDS Connect is a project to demonstrate how evidence-based care can be more rapidly incorporated into clinical practice through interoperable decision support.

The CDS Connect Repository follows AHRQ’s mission of focusing on evidence based care, by identifying and codifying new evidence based standards of care as CDS artifacts.These CDS artifacts address the domain of cholesterol management, and are being extended in 2018 to support pain management and opioids. These artifacts will be piloted in a live clinical setting to refine and evaluate the effectiveness of the Repository and its processes around artifacts and their development. 30+ organizations and individuals participate and guide development of the Repository through our external workgroup.

CDS artifacts are items that represent medical knowledge from various sources (e.g. clinical guidelines). The artifacts can take many forms, but the ultimate goal is to create computable, interoperable translations using CQL. For more information, see the knowledge levels in the FAQ.

CDS Authoring

Publish clinical decision support tools with CDS Authoring

CDS Connect

Explore and disseminate tools for clinical decision support

Health IT Systems

Implement the CDS tools relevant and useful to the healthcare organization

Clinical Teams

Use the tools alongside the existing clinical workflows to improve quality of care