A confluence of factors is changing patient-facing clinical decision support (CDS) from a possibility to a reality. Recent product advances, the growing adoption of wearable consumer technologies, and policy updates are but some of the many factors to open CDS beyond hospital and clinic EHRs to consumers wherever they go. How is patient-facing CDS to best support patients and how will any resulting data from patients inform clinicians’ decision-making or support learning health systems? This panel is comprised of both pioneers in the field as well as current implementers and will consider critical issues as to how the marketplace is addressing CDS for patients in light of rapidly changing interoperability standards, rapid shifts in the healthcare and consumer markets, and game-changing policies such as the 21st Century Cures Act and the Office of the National Coordinator’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Through field experiences and clinical scenarios, the audience will come to understand the challenges and opportunities for patient-facing CDS and learn new approaches to developing and implementing such as the AHRQ-funded Patient-Centered CDS Learning Network’s efforts to pilot a patient-facing CDS demonstration application and candidate reference architecture.

Learning Objective: Understand the major barriers, and opportunities, to wider use of patient-facing CDS in practice
Learn about new approaches to implementing and delivering patient-facing CDS
Learn about standards for CDS and progress of the Learning Network Patient-facing CDS Work Group


Aziz Boxwala (Presenter)
Elimu Informatics

Janet Desroche (Presenter)

Blackford Middleton (Presenter)
Apervita, Inc.

Joshua Richardson (Presenter)
RTI International

Katherine Sward (Presenter)
University of Utah

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