Solving Care Variability Begins with the Right Clinical Decision Support

As healthcare systems seek to improve standards of care and reduce unwarranted variability, they are turning to Clinical Decision Support solutions with the best evidence-based content to help inform decision-making. Harmonizing decisions across the patient journey can help reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and provide greater consistency in the decision-making of care teams.


Healthcare providers face a range of systemic problems that impact their ability to deliver quality care and maintain mandated standards of care. One of the critical areas that affect the quality of care is the lack of consistent decisions by clinical care teams.

Misinformation leads to inconsistent care and poor patient outcomes. In the U.S., $750 billion is wasted every year due to unnecessary and inefficient services. Another critical benchmark is the number of medication errors that result from overburdened clinical staff and overly complicated workflows.


According to the World Health Organization, unsafe medication practices and medication errors are one of the main causes of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems around the world. The global cost associated with medication errors is estimated to be $42 billion annually. These errors happen due to systemic issues and/or human factors such as fatigue, poor environmental conditions, or staff shortages which affect prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, administration, and monitoring practices. Medication errors may result in severe harm, disability, and even death.


Integrated, evidence-based Clinical Decision Support tools can help eliminate variability across the patient journey, reduce diagnostic and treatment errors, and lower unnecessary costs.


An in-depth report by industry experts, “Solving unwarranted variation in care begins with clinical decision-making,” offers insight into the causes of care variability and the solutions available to provide physicians and care providers the information they need at the point of care.


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