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Clinical Decision Support Systems

Theory and Practice

  • Eta S. Berner
  • This book is both a resource for clinical decision support systems for informatics specialists as well as a reference for students in health informatics or medical informatics training programs

  • Includes chapters by nationally and internationally recognized experts on the design, evaluation and application of CDS systems

  • Takes a novel look at CDS systems from the point of both the practitioner as well as the patient


Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Development and Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eta S. Berner, Tonya J. La Lande
      Pages 3-22
    3. J. Michael Hardin, David C. Chhieng
      Pages 44-63
    4. Jerome H. Carter
      Pages 64-98
    5. Randolph A. Miller, Antoine Geissbuhler
      Pages 99-125
    6. Kenneth W. Goodman
      Pages 126-139
    7. E. Andrew Balas, Suzanne Austin Boren
      Pages 140-155
  3. Applications of Clinical Decision Support Systems in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Peter J. Haug, Reed M. Gardner, R. Scott Evans, Beatriz H. Rocha, Roberto A. Rocha
      Pages 159-189
    3. Burke W. Mamlin, J. Marc Overhage, William Tierney, Paul Dexter, Clement J. McDonald
      Pages 190-214
    4. Randolph A. Miller, L. Russell Waitman, Sutin Chen, S. Trent Rosenbloom
      Pages 215-248
    5. Holly B. Jimison, Paul P. Sher, Jennifer J. B. Jimison
      Pages 249-261
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


Building on the success of the 1998 edition, Clinical Decision Support Systems: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, once again brings together worldwide experts to illustrate the underlying science and day-to-day use of decision support systmes in clinical and educational settings.

 Writes the editor, "If used properly, CDSS have the potential to change the way medicine has been taught and practiced."  As clinical decision support systems (CDSS) gain an increasingly central role in the delivery of high quality health care, it becomes more important for the health care community to understand their use.  This text is designed as a resource for practicing clinicians, informaticians, teachers and students alike, and provides the most current, comprehensive look a the development and evaluation of clinical decision support systems.

 Topics discussed include:

-Mathematical Foundations of Decision Support Systems

-Design and Implementation Issues

-Ethical and Legal Issues in Decision Support

-Clinical Trials of Information Interventians

-Hospital-Based Decision Support

-Real World Case Studies 

Eta S. Berner, EdD, is a Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eta S. Berner
    • 1
  1. 1.Health Informatics Program Department of Health Services Administration School of Health ProfessionsUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice
  • Editors Eta S. Berner
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-33914-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2223-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-38319-4
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XIV, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
IT & Software


From the reviews of the second edition:

"The author has three objectives: to provide a technical resource about CDSS for information specialists; a textbook for students in medical informatics programs, and a resource for clinicians interested in CDSS. … the citations are very helpful and serve almost as a recommended reading list for the topic. This book is especially well suited for students in health informatics who are interested in designing and developing clinical decision support systems. It provides an excellent overview with suitable references for continued learning." (Keri L. Christensen, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)