Applying the knowledge contained in evidence-based research findings and guidelines in clinical practice is key to improving care quality. A promising way to ensure that research findings inform clinical care is through clinical decision support (CDS). Research in CDS, defined as processes for enhancing health-related decisions and actions using evidence-based information, has shown that the use of CDS can reduce costs, improve quality, and reduce medical errors in clinical settings. However, the process of turning clinical guidelines into point of care clinical decision support is complex, involving a multi-step process to convert guidelines from their narrative form into semi-structured and semi-formal forms that are machine-interpretable. This panel will examine the barriers, facilitators, methods used, and lessons learned at each step in the CDS lifecycle, when transforming clinical guidelines for opioid use in pain management into patient-centered, point of care clinical decision support.

Learning Objective 1: After participating in this session, the learner should be able to better understand barriers, facilitators, methods, and lessons learned when transforming narrative based clinical guidelines into patient-centered, point of care clinical decision support.


Barry Blumenfeld (Presenter)
RTI International

Blackford Middleton (Presenter)
Apervita, Inc.

Sharon Sebastian (Presenter)
MITRE Corporation

Stacie Carney (Presenter)

Maria Michaels (Presenter)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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