Clinical Decision Support 

Course Description

Electronic health records are well-positioned to have an impact on care. However, a robust approach to improvement requires more than information technology. There are many kinds of decision support and clinical decision support has the potential to improve care. This course takes the learner through the current applications of CDS, the challenges in knowledge engineering and interface development, and the role of the government and research in overcoming obstacles to effective use of CDS.

This course is in the Health IT Leadership Certificate Program.

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Target Audience

This CME activity is intended for physicians and other health care leaders who wish to learn how to improve quality and safety by using information technology in clinical decision-making. This is a course in the Health IT Leadership Certificate and an elective course in the degree and certification prerequisite curriculum. 


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Course Objectives

  • Review the quality and safety problems that serve as requirements for CDS and the role of information technology in quality improvement
  • Discuss a framework for CDS and the multiple ways that decision making can be supported
  • Analyze the limitations to expansion of CDS
  • Evaluate how clinical decision support information is created and implemented
  • Review national efforts and current research advancing clinical decision support


InterAct Express (self study) - 3 CME Credits 

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Consistent with ACPE CME policies, everyone involved in the development, management, presentation and evaluation of this CME activity has provided full disclosure information, and there are no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Faculty Credentials

Gilad J. Kuperman, MD, PhD


Method of Physician Participation

InterAct Express (self-study) - To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course (web only), and read the course materials. Estimated time to complete course - 3 hours.

Evaluation Method

Each ACPE CME activity includes an evaluation process to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback. 

Course formats and materials

InterAct Express (self-study): Course website for lectures and readings, there is no online discussion or assignments for Express.

Expiration Policy: Links to course materials are active for twelve months following the end of live and InterAct courses, and for twelve months following registration and payment for InterAct Express courses.

Discounts may not be used in combination. Only one discount may be redeemed per purchase.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel within 7 days of the date of purchase.  After day 7, there will be a processing fee of $100 deducted from your refund.  All refunds will be issued back to the original form of payment.

No refunds or transfers to a new course will be issued after 30 days from the date of purchase.

Hardware/Software Requirements

System: Microsoft Windows 2000 or later / Mac OS X v10.4 or later
Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later / Safari 3.x or later / Firefox 3.x Windows.
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Accreditation — The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation for InterAct Express— The American College of Physician Executives designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original Course Release Date (InterAct distance education only) — July 2011.
Course Termination Date (InterAct distance education only) — July 2014.