HealthDecision Tools

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HealthDecision Shared Decision Making &
Decision Support Software Suite

Cardiovascular Risk

Demonstrates benefits and harms of statin medications and the effects of 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 impacting 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 patients who smoke/have smoked.

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 mammogram screening.

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.

Datasheet: Development of the HealthDecision Mammography Tool (PDF)


Demonstrates benefits and harms of bisphosphonate medications.

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 osteoporosis, prostate cancer, and diabetes 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. If you or your institution has a “homegrown” tool you are interested in disseminating within the HealthDecision application, or if you have a need or idea for a new tool, please contact us.

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