INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN DERMATOLOGY AND DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
Decision Support in Dermatology and Medicine: History and Recent Developments
Vol. 31. No. 3
This article is focused on diagnostic decision support tools and will provide a brief history
of clinical decision support (CDS), examine the components of CDS and its associated
terminology, and discuss recent developments in the use and application of CDS systems,
particularly in the field of dermatology. For this article, we use CDS to mean an interactive
system allowing input of patient-specific information and providing customized medical
knowledge-based results via automated reasoning, for example, a set of rules and/or an
underlying logic, and associations.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 31:153-159 © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.