Integrating computerized clinical decision support systems into clinical work: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Prior research on whether clinical decision support systems (CDSS) improve patient outcomes has given mixed results. This meta-analysis interpreted qualitative CDSS studies to better understand why these varied results may occur. The authors conclude that knowledge about how to best integrate these systems is largely lacking and further research is needed to address usability, design, and integration of CDSS.