January 28th Webinar - Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Medication Management

A National Web Conference on Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Medication Management


Date: January 28, 2014

Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m., EDT


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decisionmaking, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. This session will identify strategies for using clinical decision support (CDS) to improve appropriate prescribing, dosing, and monitoring of medications by health care providers. The projects presented will discuss the role of CDS in enhanced medication management for pediatric, adult, and mental health care.  


Confirmed Speakers:

Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., Professor, Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Trivedi would like to disclose that he has served as an advisor/consultant to or on the Speakers’ Bureau for several commercial entities and has received research support from Concept Therapeutics, Inc.


Steven Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Simon has no conflicts of interest to report.


Alexander Fiks, M.D., M.S.C.E., Co-Medical Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Research Consortium

Dr. Fiks would like to disclose that he is the co-inventor of the Care Assistant, the decision support software used in this study, but has earned no income from or holds no patent on this invention.



Erin Grace, M.H.A., Senior Manager, Health IT, and Senior Advisor for Rural and Community Health, AHRQ

Ms. Grace has no conflicts of interest to report.


Learning Objectives:

1)     Describe the evaluation of an EHR-integrated CDS system’s use of measurement-based care to improve medication management of patients with major depressive disorder.

2)     Discuss the assessment of CDS point-of-care alerts and an ambulatory EHR results management system in addressing laboratory monitoring and timely followup on abnormal results.

3)     Discuss the implementation of an EHR-based CDS application at the point of care on appropriate prescribing of antibiotics in otitis media care.


To Register:

1. Go to: https://ahrqnrc-conferences.webex.com/ahrqnrc-conferences/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=992951378

2. Select "Register."
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then select "Submit."

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation Email with instructions on how to join the event.


For assistance:  Contact Beth Lasater by Email at boverman@rti.org or by phone at 919-541-6848.