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Clinical decision support may boost HIV patient outcomes: study
Modern Healthcare

The use of a clinical computer decision-support system may improve HIV patient outcomes, according to a study of such a system in December’s Annals of Internal Medicine. The study, which for one year tracked the care of 1,011 patients with HIV being cared for by 33 providers at Massachusetts General Hospital HIV clinics, found that patients whose providers received interactive computer alerts fared better clinically as measured primarily by the patients’ CD4 cell count than those assigned to a group in which static alerts were used.