Web Exclusives18 August 2020
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    Order sets are a commonly accepted form of clinical decision support (CDS) to improve clinical care. Paper checklists of clinical orders for medications, diagnostics, and procedures have existed for decades. Integration of these into the electronic health record has promised to make it easier for clinicians to provide evidence-based care that is tailored to specific patient situations. Unfortunately, many paper order sets have simply been transcribed into electronic systems, without design enhancements to take advantage of the unique potential of these systems. Inadequate attention to design, implementation, and study of electronic order sets has led to the unrealized promise of ...