Ascom Americas Releases Clinical Decision Support Systems Report

Findings Indicate Bright Outlook For Standard Of Care In Healthcare

August 9, 2023

Ascom, a Healthcare IT and clinical collaboration company, today announced the release of a report titled: Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS), A Clinical Safety Net, Drives Tomorrow’s Brighter Healthcare Outlook. The report highlights a survey of 950 nurses in the U.S. about their outlook on the quality of patient care in the next five years, the technologies transforming care and the barriers to making the most out of technology solutions.

The survey reveals several significant findings, including:

·       A strong 80% of nurses believe that the standard of care at hospitals will increase in quality in the next five years. This finding is important and encouraging given the pressures facing nurses today after COVID and the nursing shortage crisis.

·       A whopping 96% of nurses ranked clinical decision support systems (CDSS) as the #1 tool for contributing to a higher standard of care. And nearly all agree it’s at least somewhat important it to be adopted outside acute care areas.  

·       The biggest barriers to implementing CDSS outside the ICU nurses identified were training requirements for learning a new tool and a lack of clarity on how CDSS will integrate with existing technology.

“We’re seeing the importance of moving from digital tools to digital transformation, as hospitals are now changing processes and workflows to include CDSS in all areas of the hospital,” said Kelly Feist, managing director, Ascom Americas. “Ascom clinical surveillance solutions are helping connect nurses with actionable alerts from connected medical devices in a model that pushes the right information to them and makes it easy for them to respond proactively to their patients.”

In addition to recognizing patient changes faster, the report finds that CDSS helps provide them a safety net for nurses who lack years of experience on the job and enables better decision making.

To read the full report, visit Ascom’s website.

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