This new edition of the authoritative guide to clinical decision support implementation has been substantially enhanced with expanded and updated guidance on using CDS interventions to improve care delivery and outcomes in diverse care settings. Building on the collaborations that produced the previous award-winning and bestselling books in the HIMSS CDS Guidebook Series, this guidebook’s authors synthesized critical success factors from the literature and scores of stakeholders from healthcare delivery organizations, professional societies, vendors, federal agencies and other sources. This edition has been reorganized into parts that help readers: (1) set up (or refine) a successful CDS program in a hospital, health system or physician practice; and (2) configure and launch specific CDS interventions that recipients appreciate and that measurably improve targeted outcomes. Two detailed case studies illustrate key points about how a “real-life” CDS program—and specific CDS interventions—might evolve in a hypothetical community hospital and small physician practice. This new edition includes enhanced worksheets—with sample data—that help readers to document and use information needed for their CDS program and interventions. Sections in each chapter present considerations for health IT software suppliers to effectively support their CDS implementer clients. Co-published by the Scottsdale Institute, AMIA, AMDIS and SHM. 2012.