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Systematic Review

Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: April 2020

Workgroups: HIV Workgroup

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends using clinicial decision support systems (CDSS) to increase HIV screening. CDSS include:

  • Computerized alerts and reminders
  • Clinical guidelines
  • Condition-specific order sets
  • Focused patient data reports and summaries
  • Documentation templates
  • Diagnostic support

CDSS use patient data and current guidelines to identify people who are eligible for screening and remind health care providers to order tests. CPSTF found strong evidence that using CDSS increases HIV screening in the general population and among people who are at high risk for HIV infection. 

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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2020). HIV Prevention and Control: Clinical Decision Support System to Increase HIV Screening. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/hiv-prevention-and-control-clinical-decision-support-system-increase-hiv-screening