Clinical decision support knowledge management

strategies for success

Mohamed Khalifa*, Osama Alswailem

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)


Clinical Decision Support Systems have been shown to increase quality of care, patient safety, improve adherence to guidelines for prevention and treatment, and avoid medication errors. Such systems depend mainly on two types of content; the clinical information related to patients and the medical knowledge related to the specialty that informs the system rules and alerts. At King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia, the Health Information Technology Affairs worked on identifying best strategies and recommendations for successful CDSS knowledge management. A review of literature was conducted to identify main areas of challenges and factors of success. A qualitative survey was used over six months' duration to collect opinions, experiences and suggestions from both IT and healthcare professionals. Recommendations were categorized into ten main topics that should be addressed during the development and implementation of CDSS knowledge management tools in the hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling health informatics applications
EditorsArie Hasman, Mowafa S. Househ
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995388
ISBN (Print)9781614995371
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015


  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Clinical Rules
  • Hospitals

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