Friday, August 22, 2008

Architecture for Clinical Decision Support AND Public Health

Because of the clever way Mike Gagnon designed the Vermedx® Diabetes Information System, we got an unanticipated "twofer." In addition to supporting the robust clinical decision support activities described in this blog, it also provides a unique resource for population management beyond the practice level. The database in the middle of the whole thing can be used to provide a snapshot of the current level of care for diabetes across a wide population.

Here is the layout:

So, although we started out to get a better view of the patient's situation, we wound up with a way to see the whole population. More on this soon....



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