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Annual Meeting of the German MLA (AGMB)

27.09. to 29.09.2010, Mainz

BMJ Best Practice: innovation in clinical decision support

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Mainz, 27.-29.09.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10agmb16

doi: 10.3205/10agmb16, urn:nbn:de:0183-10agmb166

Published: August 2, 2010

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The BMJ Evidence Centre is internationally renowned for the independence, quality and robustness of its EBM systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions. Through Best Practice, the BMJ Evidence Centre, has created an innovative and completely new concept in clinical decision support information by combining gold standard evidence, expert opinion and clinical international guidelines at the point of care. While providing an extensive CDS knowledge base, it's step-by-step approach is highly structured around the clinical consultation including diagnosis, differentials, tests, prognosis, treatments and prevention, giving students and clinicians a second opinion in an instant. Supporting multiple clinical coding systems with flexible access models, Best Practice delivers crucial decision support information to users where and when they need it – online, remotely, via mobile phone or from the Electronic Health Record. Launched in 2009, Best Practice has quickly become a world-leading clinical decision support tool.