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Electronic Decision Support (EBMeDS)
- feasibility and effectiveness

Principal researcher: Pekka Rissanen

Brief description:
Decision support system (EBMeDS, www.ebmeds.org) integrated with electronic patient record combines medical evidence to structured patient data and produces automatic patient-tailored reminders and clinical guidelines for health care professionals.

The aim of this research project is to study the effectiveness and the usefulness of automatic reminders and clinical guidelines in health care practice. The study design was a randomized controlled trial (RCT) by a feasibility study of the implementation process. The use of decision support was studied using quantitative and qualitative study methods. In the RCT, all patients of the health centre were randomized in an intervention or a control group. The health care professionals had reminders only for intervention group patients. The control group was caring with normal practice. The new methods; a virtual health check and quality indicators, were developed for measuring the effectiveness.

Project dates: 2006–2012

Main sources of funding:
TEKES, THL/Finohta, Duodecim Medical Publications Ltd., ProWellness Ltd.

 
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