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Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims

  • September 22, 2014

In Research and Publication
This study examined closed malpractice claims to identify clinical opportunities to intervene to prevent a malpractice event and determine the proportion of malpractice claims potentially preventable by clinical decision support.


Discussion: Clinical decision support (CDS) systems and other forms of health information technology (HIT) are expected to improve quality of care, but their potential to mitigate risk had not previously been quantified. Our results suggest that, in addition to their known benefits for quality and safety, CDS systems within HIT have a potential role in decreasing malpractice payments.

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Zuccotti  G, Maloney FL,  Feblowitz J,  Samal L, Sato L, Wright A. Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims.  Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014; 5 (3): 746-756.