AHRQ Webinar: Lessons Learned from Real-World Applications of Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support

Event Date
June 01, 2022 - 2:00pm–3:00pm EDT
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Patient engagement applications, medical devices, and clinical decision support tools are increasingly used to support the management of clinical conditions and shared decision-making. Often, patient-generated health data (PGHD) from these tools are not integrated into a patient’s electronic health record (EHR), which hampers clinician workflows, patient-clinician engagement, and clinical decision-making.

Our expert panel of speakers will share actionable findings from two pilots that deployed patient-centered clinical decision support (CDS) interventions that combined PGHD with clinical data from the EHR to support remote patient monitoring at Yale New Haven Health. Speakers will:

  • Share challenges and lessons learned from a pilot monitoring COVID-19 patients, presenting viewpoints from both a developer and health system.
  • Describe how the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pilot were applied to the following pilot that monitored patients with postpartum hypertension.
  • Provide actionable findings from both pilots that can be used by healthcare providers, researchers, CDS developers and health systems in their own real-world CDS implementation.
  • Identify gaps and potential new areas for patient-centered CDS development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how patient-centered CDS can be used to support health care delivery by efficiently monitoring patients remotely, collecting PGHD, and reducing clinician burden.
  2. Learn the challenges encountered in the real-world integration of patient-centered CDS tools in an EHR system.
  3. Gather actionable strategies to mitigate challenges encountered in the real-world integration of CDS into EHR systems.


Aziz Boxwala, MD, PhD, FACMI
President, Elimu Informatics; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

David F. Lobach, MD, PhD, MS
Vice President, Elimu Informatics; Associate Consulting Professor, Duke University School of Medicine

Nitu Kashyap, MD, FAMIA
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Yale New Haven Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

James Swiger, MBE
Health Scientist Administrator and Program Official, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Dean Sitting, PhD
Professor, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics


Eligible providers can earn up to 1 CE/CME contact hour for participating in the live webinar. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, and healthcare executives. Non-physician CMEs will also be available.

Physicians and Physician Assistants
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AffinityCE, NORC and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AffinityCE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians and physician assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between NORC, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and AffinityCE. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1 contact hour of nurse CE credit.

Case Managers
This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board-certified case managers with 1 contact hour.

Health Care Executives
AffinityCE is authorized to award up to 1 hour of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement or recertification in the ACHE. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the ACHE for advancement or recertification.

Other Professionals
All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a statement of participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

How to Obtain CME/CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire live web conference and complete the evaluation online to earn 1 contact credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. No partial credit will be awarded. A link to the online evaluation system will be provided after the webinar.

Commercial/Sponsor Disclosure
There is no involvement of commercial or sponsor support for this webinar.

This webinar is based on research conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD (Contract No. HHSP233201500023I).

If you have questions, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.