2017 Annual Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) Conference

Event Details

  • Date: October 3, 2017
  • Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm


Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202


Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) is clinical decision support (CDS) that assists individual patients and their approved caregivers and/or care teams in health-related decisions and actions by leveraging information from PCOR findings and patient-specific information (e.g., patient-reported outcomes).

PCCDS can improve outcomes of care and save lives if properly implemented. Emerging technologies and the transition to more data transparency provide unique opportunities for patients, caregivers, clinicians, vendors, and other stakeholders to transform how PCCDS is being developed and used within the healthcare industry.

The Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCCDS-LN), a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported effort, is hosting a one day meeting to bring together diverse stakeholders to learn about and discuss the key issues around developing, disseminating, and applying PCCDS.

For more information, please visit the conference website at https://pccds-ln.org/annual-conference.


Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about emerging issues and opportunities within the field of Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support
  • Build your network by connecting with key stakeholders in Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support
  • Be Inspired through collaboration with other attendees to develop and implement solutions to catalyze the development and use of Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support

Keynote Speakers:

Dana Lewis, Patient Advocate, Inventor and Founder
After building her own DIY “artificial pancreas” ( DIYPS ), Dana Lewis founded the open source artificial pancreas movement (known as “ OpenAPS ”). This lead to the accelerated creation of safe and effective artificial pancreas technology for people with diabetes around the world. She is part of the #WeAreNotWaiting movement & engages with patient communities globally to solve healthcare problems in new and innovative ways.
Kensaku (Ken) Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS, FACMI
Dr. Kawamoto is Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Director of Knowledge Management and Mobilization, and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Dr. Kawamoto founded and directs OpenCDS, which is a multi-institutional initiative to enable advanced, standards-based, and open-source clinical decision support at scale. Dr. Kawamoto co-chairs the Clinical Decision Support Work Group of Health Level 7 International (HL7) and is a member of the U.S. Health IT Advisory Committee, which provides guidance to the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.