Mayo Clinic develops EHR clinical decision support for lab tests

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with National Decision Support Co., which develops clinical decision support solutions, to create CareSelect Lab.

CareSelect Lab, delivered via NDSC's CareSelect Platform, integrates with a hospital's EHR to deliver clinical decision support at the point-of-order for laboratory tests. The tool aggregates clinical guidance on laboratory, pathology and genetic tests to provide clinicians with medical recommendations.

CareSelect Lab also comprises benchmarking and analytics tools to help hospitals compare provider ordering patterns and identify gaps in care.

Two primary goals of CareSelect Lab are to improve patient care and reduce unnecessary spending, according to William Morice, II, MD, PhD, chair of the department of laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic.

"Healthcare providers around the world who rely on Mayo Clinic for testing need more than just access to our broad menu of tests," he said. "We must extend to them the same decision guidance that we avail to our own physicians and scientists — and we must do so in a way that integrates with their current workflows and systems."

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