The Evidence-Based Medicine Electronic Decision Support (EBMeDS) system brings evidence into practice by means of context-sensitive guidance at the point of care.
The EBMeDS system receives structured patient data from electronic patient records (EPRs) and returns reminders, therapeutic suggestions and diagnosis-specific guideline links. It can also be used to channel patient data to electronic forms and calculators. In addition to real-time use, the EBMeDS decision support rules can be run in patient populations (”virtual health checks”) to provide clinical quality reports.
EBMeDS is a platform-independent service which can be integrated into in any EPR-based structured patient data. It uses a simple but efficient technology, and both installation and system updating are easy.
The process by which the EBMeDS clinical decision support content is created is the first in the world to receive NHS accreditation.