top of page

Physician Reminders

The Choosing Wisely campaign was started to help reduce waste in healthcare and prevent risks from unneeded medical care. To help reach this goal, national medical organizations have created evidence-based recommendations. Cedars-Sinai has used more than 180 of these recommendations to create alerts within the hospital’s electronic health record. These alerts make up the hospital’s clinical decision support (CDS) system.

One goal of the alerts is to improve opioid prescribing for chronic pain. The CDS alerts help remind doctors to carefully look at opioid use, ask patients about health-related quality of life, and think about alternative treatments. CDS encourages doctors to talk with patients about the risks and benefits of opioids, which can improve shared decision-making and patient satisfaction.

bottom of page