Provider Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Tools in Dental Practice


Elizabeth Mertz, Olumide Bolarinwa, Cynthia Wides, Steven Gregorich, Kristen Simmons, Ram Vaderhobli, Joel White

Dec. 10, 2015

This is the first study to examine dental provider attitudes toward the implementation of CDS tools incorporated within an electronic health record. Provider attitudes toward CDS tools can shape the entire implementation process for better or worse. This study contributes to the literature by providing an understanding of factors related to positive attitudes at the outset of a system change and can help guide organizational administrators to better prepare their workforce and organization for adoption of evidence-based dentistry tools such as a CDS system.

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