Development and efficacy of a computerized decision support system for osteoporosis management in the community

AbstractSummaryComputerized alerts for primary care physicians, provided during visits of patients who met treatment guidelines based on their electronic medical records, are an efficient method to raise awareness to many otherwise missed cases, especially after fracture.PurposeMeasure the efficacy of an automated real-time alert which was developed to assist osteoporosis management in the community.MethodsThe study population included treatment na ïve patients with T-score ≤ − 2.5 or hip or vertebral fracture in a 2 million member Israeli health fund. On each ambulatory visit to a primary care physician or endocrinologist, a pop-up screen reminded the caregiver to consider treatment initiation. A follow-up “smart-set” screen co nveniently gathered links to common actions (namely, (a) issue first line therapy prescription, (b) referral to nutritionist consultation, (c) laboratory tests relevant for osteoporosis, and (d) printing an information page for the patient). Time till treatment initiation was compared between the 3  years prior to and following the intervention.ResultsWithin 2  years since alert activation, a total ofn = 21,070 cases were alerted, 52% of which were long standing cases: untreated for over 6 months since the event. During this period, a total of 30% initiated treatment purchases. As compared with the 3 years prior to the intervention, time till treatment initiation decrease...
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