Similarly to how global positioning systems (GPS) provide drivers with directions, detours, alternate routes, and alerts, clinical decision support (CDS) systems provide health care professionals with guidance for important patient care decisions. CDS systems can synthesize patient information, recommend diagnostic tests, present alerts for life-threatening conditions, suggest treatment options, and provide relevant evidence and best practices. CDS systems, like GPSs, are not always perfect, and many of their design specifications and functionalities are still evolving. CDS systems are still developing issues such as alert fatigue and the integration of evidence-based practice (EBP) resources and clinical guidelines.

You locate the established EBP databases and clinical guidelines for your area of specialization. Educator in Clinical Informatics).
Identify the two databases you chose as “gold standards” for EBP in Clinical Informatics Educator). Justify your choices.
Identify and explain the significance of the two condition-specific clinical guidelines you chose in Clinical Informatics Educator.
Describe how the databases and guidelines you identified could be incorporated into a CDS system.
Describe the type of system you would recommend and provide justification for your choice.
Describe at least two advantages and at least two disadvantages of the CDS system you recommended.

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