CDS Connect: CDS Connect Work Group

CDS Connect Work Group

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.

The CDS Connect Work Group is requesting feedback from users to further enhance the platform. We welcome presentations during the monthly Work Group meetings from members of the public who have used CDS Artifacts, the CDS Authoring Tool, or Open Source Tools. If you are interested in leading a session on a use case with a focus on best practices and platform improvements, see the FAQs for more information.

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.

Repository elements

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.

Prototype Tools

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.

Clinical content

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.

Pilot

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.

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Work Group Schedule and Meeting Information

Date
Schedule
Files
September 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

CDS Connect Key Updates September 2020-21 (MITRE)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

August 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

An Introduction to AHRQ Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) Evidence Discovery And Retrieval (CEDAR) (AHRQ; MITRE CEDAR Team)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

July 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Lessons Learned with CDS Connect: CDS for Asthma Management Guidelines(National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI);  Elimu Informatics)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

June 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Using CDS to Reduce Harm From Drug-Drug Interactions: Case Study of Warfarin and Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (University of Pittsburgh; University of Utah)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

May 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Revisiting CDS Artifact Annual Review and Maintenance (MITRE)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Invitation to join patient partnering panel

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

April 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Discussion Part 2: Partnering with the Patient and Caregiver Community - Sharing Lessons Learned with CDS: Person-First Safe Living in a Pandemic (Danny van Leeuwen and Laura Haak Marcial)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

March 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Discussion Part 1: Partnering with the Patient and Caregiver Community to Develop CDS (MITRE)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

February 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Discussion: Supporting Implementers of Shareable CDS with the Implementation Guide (RTI International and MedStar Health)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

January 2021 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Lessons Learned: b.well Connected Health (b.well)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)

November 2020 CDS Connect Work Group

Roll Call, Michelle Lenox (MITRE)

Review of the Agenda, Maria Michaels (CDC)

Lessons Learned: Blockchain to Support Trust (EunoChains)

What's New with CDS Connect This Month (MITRE)

Open Discussion and Close Out, Maria Michaels (CDC)