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Decision support within the Veterans' Health Administration

Kraft MR, Hynes DM. Decision support within the Veterans' Health Administration. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2006 Jan 1; 122(NI2006):100-4.

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The Decision Support System (DSS) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) uses available data sources to produce information that supports strategic management and planning. At the same time, the clinical information in the system is useful for measurement of performance and quality of care initiatives. Clinical decision makers can correlate processes of care with outcomes to refine best practices and determine if treatment/monitoring standards are met. The DSS information has also proven to be very useful for health services researchers.

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