Integrate and manage multiple inter-dependent CDS assets

Clinical decision support

Semedy’s CDS Solution manages different kinds of CDS-related assets and their relationships to each other, all within a single repository.  In addition to the CDS logical specifications, the CDS Solution can manage referenced medication, laboratory, procedure, observation, allergy, and diagnosis concepts; as well as associated synthetic patients, testing scripts, reference documents, clinical measures, patient cohorts (registries), order sets, queries, and reports.  This allows an organization to:


  • Create and maintain modularized CDS - by promoting re-use of components through increased transparency of what has been built previously

  • Implement editorial policies and style guides - by creating queries, reports, and validation rules within CKMS that indicate when these policies and guides are not being followed

  • Investigate, resolve, and even prevent CDS malfunctions - by exposing dependencies between CDS and other EHR components, semantic validation and continuous regression testing

  • Implement a coordinated strategy for deploying related EHR functionalities, such as order sets, protocols, pathways, registries, and quality reporting - by linking the CDS to those other assets

  • Share CDS - because the CKMS CDS catalog is mapped to industry standards, such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), HL7 Knowledge Artifact (KNART), Object Management Group (OMG) Clinical Decision Support Service (CDSS), and HL7 Clinical Quality Language (CQL)

  • Establish a continuous learning system - by making it easy to see how and why CDS has evolved, and implementing validation rules over time that prevent authoring errors




Semedy’s CDS solution includes preconfigured and extensible models, extract/transform/load (ETL) pipelines for input and/or export, convenient authoring templates, configurable views, queries, and reports.  Source content is loaded and periodically refreshed using our ETL framework. With periodic refreshes from source repositories, or updates of target downstream clinical information systems, CKMS becomes the central repository for read-only or read-write CDS-related content activities.



The demonstration includes how CDS can be represented as narrative, structured, or executable specifications; how CDS can be searched, queried, and validated using the platform’s built-in semantic reasoner; and how CDS-related interdependencies can be proactively monitored to detect, correct, and prevent content-related malfunctions.

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