Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PC CDS) includes digital tools that have the potential to support patient-centered care by helping clinicians and patients make the best decisions given each individual’s circumstances and preferences. PC CDS is the focus of the CDSiC, and it supports individual patients or caregivers and their care teams in engaged, shared decision-making to make the best health-related choices and actions using information from patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings and/or patient-specific information.
This infographic describes the four patient-centered factors that are important to incorporate into PC CDS:
- Knowledge – Drawing from evidence-based research findings, including patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
- Patient Data – Incorporating patient-generated health data, patient-reported outcomes and preferences, and patient-specific data, including social determinants of health data.
- Delivery – Directly engaging patients or caregivers via apps, patient portals, or in different settings.
- Use-Supporting shared decision making by facilitating interactions and exchange of information between patients and their clinicians.
Recent Publications on Patient-Centered CDS:
- Challenges and Opportunities for Advancing Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support: Findings from a Horizon Scan. This article, published May 2022 in the JAMIA, shares findings from a horizon scan conducted to identify challenges in patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) and future directions for PC CDS. The authors engaged a technical expert panel, conducted a literature review, and interviewed key informants to determine 12 challenges for PC CDS development.
- The Technical Landscape for Patient-Centered CDS: Progress, Gaps, and Challenges. This article, published in March 2022 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), explores the technical landscape for patient-centered clinical decision support (PC CDS) and gaps in making PC CDS more accessible, shareable, and based on standards. The authors used a technical expert panel, literature review, and key informant interviews with CDS stakeholders to identify salient technical considerations.
- Nothing for Me or About Me, Without Me: Codesign of Clinical Decision Support. This article, published May 2022 in Applied Clinical Informatics, describes models of codesign and partnered implementation of CDS among developers, implementers, patients, cybersecurity and privacy activists, and caregivers.