How CPC+ physicians can leverage Clinical Decision Support at the point of care within Elation

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Primary care physicians and especially those participating in CPC+ understand the importance of having the most up-to-date information at their fingertips at any given moment when they deliver care.

Clinical electronic health records (EHRs) like Elation fulfill this need in part with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools that can enhance decision-making throughout the clinical workflow.

Why CDS?

Clinical Decision Support has several benefits for independent primary care physicians, including:

  • Meet and exceed required clinical quality measurement goals with ease
  • Increase care quality and enhance patient care outcomes
  • Improve efficiency, financial savings, and provider-patient satisfaction

How exactly does CDS work in Elation?

During clinical encounters, Elation’s Clinical Decision Support reminders appear at the top of every visit note. This functionality automatically prompts users at the point of care so that problems can quickly and easily be addressed by a MA or physician.

Information is automatically pulled in based on information from a patient’s chart, problem lists, demographics, and historical items so that information is accurate, relevant, and specific to a patient’s needs.

How can CDS help you during CPC+?

By leveraging Elation’s Clinical Decision Support reminders, Elation users participating in CPC+ can satisfy program requirements at the point of care. CPC+ clinical quality measures are embedded within Elation’s CDS reminders, meaning physicians can more efficiently provide care for their patients and spend less time looking for information on a patient’s chart.

Overall, Elation’s Clinical Decision Support reminders are a sophisticated set of features that can help you create a clinical workflow that is geared toward improving documentation and clinical efficiency. Having a system that supports CDS can enable your independent practice to stay on top of patient care throughout CPC+.

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