Resources for Implementing Clinical Decision Support Alerts for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
AHRQ’s new Community-Acquired Pneumonia Clinical Decision Support Implementation Toolkit helps clinicians in emergency departments, primary care and other ambulatory settings implement and adopt a clinical decision support (CDS) alert for identifying and managing patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Community-acquired pneumonia is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. AHRQ’s toolkit provides a template for integrating a real-time CDS tool into existing electronic health record systems. The tool is adapted from the CURB-65 scoring system, which predicts deaths from community-acquired pneumonia. Training materials to help practices integrate the new tool into their existing diagnostic workflows are also included.
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Clinical Decision Support Implementation Toolkit: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/ambulatory-care/cap-toolkit.html