The integrated design of the HealthDecision workflow creates a powerful research tool. Multiple institutions are already using HealthDecision to study population health issues and clinician-patient communications.
- The tools collect encrypted, patient-specific data, including risk scores and results of the decision chosen. The tools do not currently collect any PHI.
- HealthDecision can track the workflow through a tool and help institutions better understand how decisions are being made, with detail that is impossible to capture using paper-based or video-based educational materials.
- HealthDecision can coordinate the flow of encrypted clinical data to an IRB-approved research team. The research team would coordinate directly with the clinical EHR group to re-identify clinicians and patients, thus allowing connection of survey or interview data to the clinical SDM encounter.