The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) launched CDS Connect to advance evidence into clinical practice through shareable, standards-based, and publicly available clinical decision support (CDS). The CDS authoring tool provides “non-technical” individuals with the ability to author interoperable CDS logic using HL7 standards (i.e., Clinical Quality Language [CQL]), facilitating interoperability and implementation among different health IT systems. The tool integrates with the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center to leverage value sets comprised of standard terminology codes that define clinical concepts in the logic. Furthermore, the tool enables users to select which FHIR version is used in the CDS expression (i.e., DSTU2 or STU3). Output from the authoring tool can be used with the CQL Services prototype tool to integrate the code with a health IT system using the CDS Hooks standard. Attendees of this system demonstration will learn how the CDS Connect platform can be used to author and test CDS logic and make it publicly-available; how to integrate the CDS logic with a health IT system using CQL Services, leveraging the CDS Hooks standard; and how to provide feedback to the CDS Connect project.
Learning Objective: By the end of this demonstration, attendees will be able to:
1. Access CDS Connect and the CDS Authoring Tool, including request an account.
2. Build and test their own CQL-based clinical decision support artifacts that can be saved, modified, and downloaded.
3. Incorporate value sets from the National Library of Medicine’s Value Set Authority Center into their own CQL-based clinical decision support.
Shafa Al-Showk (Presenter)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chris Moesel, The MITRE Corporation
Sharon Sebastian, The MITRE Corporation
Ginny Meadows, The MITRE Corporation
Steven Bernstein, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Mary Nix, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Edwin Lomotan, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality