Workgroup Mission

The CDS Connect Work Groups are advisory groups established to identify and validate the design for capabilities and functionality of the CDS Repository, while informing and guiding the design, development and inclusion of CDS artifacts.

Workgroups will identify, prioritize and vet the software functionality that will be incrementally designed and deployed in the CAMH (The CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare) developed CDS Repository. They will provide feedback on the identification, generation and piloting of CDS artifacts developed by the CDS Connect project team.

Some of the organizations that are informing CDS Connect efforts through voluntary participation in Workgroup calls include:

  • AllianceChicago
  • Apervita, Inc
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/ Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Clinovations Government + Health
  • Cognitive Medical Systems
  • ECRI Institute
  • Elimu Informatics, Inc
  • GE Healthcare
  • HarmonIQ Health Systems Corporation
  • Health Hats
  • HLN Consulting, LLC
  • Indiana University, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Inflexxion, Inc.
  • LogicNets Inc
  • MAGIC Project - Making GRADE the Irresistible Choice
  • Motive Medical Intelligence
  • National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
  • Patient-Centered CDS Learning Network
  • Practice Fusion, Inc.
  • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  • Telligen
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Utah
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Yale Center for Medical Informatics

The Role of the CDS Connect Workgroup

This workgroup will advise CAMH on the ongoing identification and prioritization of key features and capabilities for the CDS Repository software. CAMH will create legends, lead discussions, and consider feedback from workgroup subject matter experts.

Community Support

Nurture an active and supportive open source community that will be the heart of the CDS Connect project, focused on the success of the Repository software.

Discuss the various licensing considerations of the software and associated CDS artifacts hosted on the CDS Repository.

Provide Vision

Advise the development/refinement of the open source CDS Repository software requirements that will be documented for AHRQ.

Validate the vision and use of the CDS Repository based on experiences from the community of users.

Implementation Guidance

Convene discussions on the use of the CDS Connect information technology infrastructure and CDS data when used with EHR systems.

Discuss and identify entry points for Application Programmer Interfaces that will allow for further automation and integration of the CDS Repository and associated CDS artifacts.

CDS Connect Work Group Schedule

May 2019 CDS Connect Workgroup

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-Based Care Transformation Support (ACTS) initiative

Clinical decision support (CDS) prototype testing tool

New parameter type features in the Authoring Tool (AT) 

Option Year (OY) 2 pilot technical approach

CDS Connect Outreach and Demonstrations

April 2019 CDS Connect Work Group

CDS Connect Sustainability Path project status and feedback

Importing external Clinical Quality Language (CQL) into the Authoring Tool (AT) demonstration

Option Year (OY) 2 pilot and artifact development

CDS Connect Outreach and Demonstrations

March 2019 CDS Connect Work Group

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project “Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age”

Demonstration of Authoring Tool (AT) comments Enabling alternate terminology servers in the AT Enabling CDS Connect Artifact comments

February 2019 CDS Connect Workgroup

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

January 2019 CDS Connect Workgroup

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

Pilot Update

CDS Connect Sustainability Path Project Update

December 2018 CDS Connect Workgroup

CDS Connect Artifact Discovery

CDS Connect Artifact Versioning

Option Year (OY) 2 Prototype Development

OY2 Artifact Development and Pilot Update

November 2018 CDS Connect Workgroup

Environmental Scan Key Findings and CDS Approach

CDS Connect Sustainability Project

Patient Perspective Blog Posting

October 2018 CDS Connect Workgroup

Option Year (OY) 2 Clinical Domain and Approach

OY2 Prototype Development

CDS Connect Notification Options

Repository Updates

August 2018 CDS Connect Workgroup

Trust Framework Workgroup (TFWG) Final Whitepaper Overview: Promoting Trust in CDS Connect Artifacts

Sharing “Lessons Learned” on the CDS Connect Repository

Pilot Update

Status update on the Pain Management Summary CDS artifact and software

July 2018 CDS Connect Workgroup

New Authoring Tool testing features demonstration

Future planning for CDS Connect Authoring Tool

CDS Hooks Prototype tool demonstration

Presentation on the Groups capability

Pilot update

Some members of the working group

The Role of the Cholesterol Management Workgroup

The CDS Connect Cholesterol Management Workgroup advised the CDS Connect project team from December 2016 – August 2017 during the development, specification and pilot implementation of cholesterol-related CDS artifacts which are currently hosted on the CDS Connect Repository.

Clinical Feedback

Review clinical components of the environmental scan conducted by CAMH.

Provide feedback on where CDS artifacts would fire in clinical workflow and the urgency of the notification.

Artifact Vision

Provide feedback on which recommendations to prioritize and how they might translate into CDS rules.

Provide feedback on artifact fidelity and inclusion, and provide suggestions for additional areas of inquiry.

Provide feedback on the presentation format of each CDS artifact and the end-user target that would engage with the artifact.

Implementation Guidance

Validate final catalog of clinical content to ensure that all the CAMH CDS artifacts provide consistent clinical across the domain of cholesterol management.

Review and validate CAMH's proposed pilot testing plans specific to cholesterol management.

Review the results of CAMH's pilot of new cholesterol management CDS artifacts.

Cholesterol Management Work Group Schedule

August cholesterol management workgroup

Demonstration of CDS Repository

Demonstration of CDS Authoring Tool

July cholesterol management workgroup

Updates on the Pilot and Artifacts

Option Year Clinical Domains

June cholesterol management workgroup

Discuss logic, value sets, and notifications for the eCQM artifact

May cholesterol management workgroup

Gather feedback on lookback periods, notifications for the USPSTF artifacts and value sets

CDS Connect pilot overview

Statin CDS demos: Options for providing CDS notifications

April cholesterol management workgroup

Brief overview of existing CDS Connect artifacts

Clarify logic details for USPTF-related artifacts

Discuss best approach for transforming eCQM specifications into CDS logic

March cholesterol management workgroup

Clarify details related to existing artifacts

Discuss specification of new artifacts

Discuss next steps and artifacts for development

February cholesterol management workgroup

Discuss remaining repository questions

Clarify 10-year risk assessment details

Discuss statin therapy for the prevention and treatment of CVD eCQM/CDS artifact

Discuss next artifacts for development

January cholesterol management workgroup

Discuss ACC/AHA 10-year ASCVD risk assessment tool metadata and CDS creation

Discuss longitudinal risk assessment tool metadata, CDS creation and shared decision making

Questions to the workgroup

Determine next artifacts for development

December cholesterol management workgroup

CDS Connect project overview

CDS Cholesterol management workgroup overview and planning

CDS Cholesterol management environmental scan findings and artifacts

CDS Cholesterol management next steps