Automated and on-demand decision support systems integrated into an electronic medical record have proven to be an effective implementation strategy for guidelines. Cholgate is a randomized controlled trial comparing the effect of automated and on-demand decision support on the management of cardiovascular disease factors in primary care.
In the CholGate project we performed a preliminary study evaluating user requirements and knowledge level on lipid management in 40 primary care practices in The Netherlands. Practitioners rated speed, usability and completeness as important. We hope to show that the knowledge level of physicians regarding lipid management can be passively increased from… (More)