The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality launched CDS Connect, a national repository for clinical decision support (CDS) knowledge artifacts, to advance evidence into practice through CDS and to make CDS more shareable, standards-based, and publicly available. CDS Connect continues to grow with CDS from a range of clinical domains, including opioid and pain management, and a CDS authoring tool that integrates with the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center. In 2018, new CDS artifacts for opioid and pain management were developed based on guidelines from the CDC and pilot-tested in partnership with OCHIN, a nonprofit national health care technology and research organization with a large community health center membership. The CDS leverages the HL7 Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard for its logic specification, which allows for interoperability and implementation among different EHRs and can be used in conjunction with other standards such as FHIR and CDS hooks. Attendees will learn: how CDS Connect was used to author components of the opioid CDS and make it publicly-available, including lessons learned from pilot testing; how to author, discover, and download CDS artifacts; how to contribute CDS to the repository; and how to use application programming interfaces for the repository.
Learning Objective 1: Identify the process to author, discover, and download components of the opioid CDS within the CDS Connect.
Learning Objective 2: Develop CDS artifacts that will contribute to the CDS Connect
Shafa Al-Showk (Presenter)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chris Moesel, The MITRE Corporation
Edwin Lomotan, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Shane Hickey, OCHIN
Sharon Sebastian, The MITRE Corporation
Steven Bernstein, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Richard Ricciardi, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality