Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Clinical Decision-Support Systems (CDSS)

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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: April 2013

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends clinical decision-support systems (CDSS) for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CPSTF found evidence that CDSS improve screening for CVD risk factors and practices for CVD-related preventive care services, clinical tests, and treatments. CDSS are computer-based information systems designed to assist healthcare providers in implementing clinical guidelines at the point of care. CDSS use patient data to provide tailored patient assessments and evidence-based treatment recommendations for healthcare providers to consider.

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2013). Heart disease and stroke prevention: clinical decision-support systems (CDSS). Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/cardiovascular-disease-clinical-decision-support-systems-cdss