HealthDecision Tools

HealthDecision Tools2018-10-08T11:00:39+00:00

HealthDecision Shared Decision Making &
Decision Support Software Suite

Hypertension 

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: blood pressure medications and lifestyle changes. 

The Hypertension tool calculates patient’s risk of cardiac events in the next 10 years and displays specific blood pressure targets from each of the 3 major U.S guidelines (ACC-AHA 2017, JNC8 2014, ACP-AAFP 2017). The tool automatically integrates risk into the decision logic when needed. 

Improvements in blood pressure and the patient’s risk are shown for both medications and common lifestyle improvements.

Cardiovascular Risk

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: statin medications and smoking cessation.

The Cardiovascular Risk tool calculates patient’s ASCVD risk for heart disease and stroke in the next 10 years using the 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines. Looks at effects of different statin medications, smoking cessation, or both on cardiovascular event and side effect rates.

Atrial Fibrillation

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: anticoagulant medications on stroke and bleeding.

The Atrial Fibrillation tool considers risk-specific guideline recommendations from the U.S. ACC/AHA guideline about anticoagulation. Calculates the CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores to estimate stroke and bleeding risks at 1, 5, and 10 years and shows the impact of anticoagulants on those risks.

Lung Cancer Screening

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: chest CT scans for current and past smokers.

The Lung Cancer Screening tool determines if the patient is eligible for CT screening, which takes into consideration age, number of years spent smoking, and current health, and automatically calculates pack-years. HealthDecision aids clinicians with the SDM conversation and documentation, which is required for CT screening reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Breast Cancer Screening

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: screening mammograms for women at average breast cancer risk.

The Breast Cancer Screening tool uses the BCSC Risk Calculator to determine the patient’s chance of developing breast cancer in the next 10 years and the mortality reduction from annual and biennial screening. Graphical displays simplify explanations of overdiagnosis, false alarms, and mortality reduction.

Osteoporosis

Demonstrates benefits and harms of: bisphosphonate medications to reduce fracture risk.

The Osteoporosis tool considers sex, age, bone mineral density value and other risk factors and calculates the 10-year fracture risk (FRAX score). The tool then presents individualized selections from national guidelines and illustrates the benefits and harms of bisphosphonate medications.

Ongoing Development

New features and new tools are always in development, and HealthDecision currently is working on prostate cancer, colon cancer and aspirin decision-making tools.

Do you have an SDM tool you’re interested in?

The Company has a proven methodology for building clinically robust SDM tools complete with EHR integration. If you or your institution has a “homegrown” tool , or if you have a need or idea for a new tool, we would love to partner with you. Please contact us.

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