The CDS Connect Work Group advises the CDS Connect team on the ongoing identification and prioritization of key features and capabilities for CDS Connect, leveraging the expertise of work group members.
The CDS Connect Work Group is established with focused yet diverse representation to ensure a range of perspectives are heard concerning this work. The direct and iterative input from the work group supports the effective and efficient use of AHRQ’s resources supporting the CDS Connect project.
Work Group Objective
The primary objective of the work group is to solicit formal stakeholder feedback on various key aspects of CDS Connect project work, including:
Features and usability
CDS Connect systems are comprised of numerous features. As features are enhanced and new features are added, the work group will review demonstrations and documents to provide feedback on how the new features might impact the usability, structure, capabilities and operation of CDS Connect systems.
The CDS Connect Repository includes a range of metadata about each artifact. It also includes an application programming interface (API) to facilitate artifact contributions, a publishing process and governance policy. Work group members may be asked to review and comment on enhancements to these aspects of the Repository.
CDS Authoring Tool
The CDS Authoring Tool includes a range of capabilities that enable end users to develop and test CDS logic. Work group members may be asked to review and comment on enhancements to the Authoring Tool.
The CDS Connect team creates production-level prototype tools to aid in the development, integration and implementation of CDS logic. Work group members may be asked to prioritize features and provide feedback on these tools.
The CDS Connect team develops one or more CDS artifact every year. The CDS Connect Work Group will provide clinical and operational expertise to assist in the definition and evolution of CDS artifacts that are developed.
The CDS Connect team will pilot CDS artifacts developed as part of this project in a clinical setting to ensure that the CDS artifacts perform as expected. Pilot Site representatives will be invited to join the CDS Connect Work Group, and work group members may be asked to provide feedback and recommendations on integration of the pilot artifact to address clinical workflow and to evaluate the effectiveness.
Work Group Schedule and Meeting Information
CDS Connect Sustainability Path Project
Demonstration of Artifact Discovery
OY2 Pilot Selection and CDS Development Approach
CDS Connect Outreach and Demonstrations
Open Discussion and Close Out
Analysis of the Trust Framework Work Group (TFWG) Recommendations
Authoring Tool (AT) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU) 3 Support
Repository Account Enhancement Options
CDS Connect Sustainability Path Project Update
CDS Connect Artifact Discovery
CDS Connect Artifact Versioning
Option Year (OY) 2 Prototype Development
OY2 Artifact Development and Pilot Update
Environmental Scan Key Findings and CDS Approach
CDS Connect Sustainability Project
Patient Perspective Blog Posting
Option Year (OY) 2 Clinical Domain and Approach
OY2 Prototype Development
CDS Connect Notification Options
Trust Framework Workgroup (TFWG) Final Whitepaper Overview: Promoting Trust in CDS Connect Artifacts
Sharing “Lessons Learned” on the CDS Connect Repository
Status update on the Pain Management Summary CDS artifact and software
New Authoring Tool testing features demonstration
Future planning for CDS Connect Authoring Tool
CDS Hooks Prototype tool demonstration
Presentation on the Groups capability
Future Planning for CDS Clinical Domains
Future Planning for CDS Connect Authoring Tool and Repository
Trust Framework Work Group Presentation and Discussion: Promoting Trust in CDS Connect Artifacts, Draft Results
Pain Management Summary SMART on FHIR App, Demo and Discussion
Engaging Patients with Pain Management CDS
Artifact Value Set Update
Facilitating Pilot Implementation Detail Sharing
New Release of the CDS Authoring Tool
CDS AT Standards Discussion: FHIR STU3 vs. STU2
Ongoing Artifact Development and Pilot Effort Update