Use of electronic health record systems for decision support
Ohno–Machado L et al. – This issue focuses on electronic health records (EHRs, including medical and personal health records (PHRs)) and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). The debate on what really constitutes meaningful use of information technology (IT) in healthcare has never been so intense, with informatics professionals playing a central role in designing, implementing, and evaluating relevant information systems. EHRs and CDSS are critical components of meaningful use.