ONC Tech Forum: Clinical Decision Support Series

Multiple Dates

In this new series, come learn about clinical decision support (CDS) from the ONC team and real-world implementers. 

New in 2023 – The ONC Tech Forum is back in 2023, although with a slightly different look. Instead of a single event, ONC will now host Tech Forum workshops throughout the year, giving you multiple opportunities to learn about how we can advance health technology to improve patient care, health equity, data exchange, and interoperability.

Session #1: What to Know About CDS | Session #2: The Future of CDS | Session #3: Creating Value by Modernizing and Measuring CDS

Wednesday June 7, 2023, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
What to Know About Clinical Decision Support through Real World Examples

This session will introduce attendees to basic information about clinical decision support, with a focus on learning about resources so it can be implemented locally. The session will highlight examples of CDS that are currently being used in the real world.

Presentation Slides [PDF - 5.9 MB]

Wednesday September 27, 2023, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
The Future of Clinical Decision Support

This session will cover topics important to the future of clinical decision support. The session will begin with education sessions on CDS Hooks, SMART apps, and CDS Connect. Then, speakers will discuss patient-centered CDS, focusing on the work of AHRQ’s Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative. The session will close with a discussion on ways to incorporate CDS into new topic areas such as social determinants of health, cancer screening, and other areas.


  1. Education on CDS Hooks and SMART apps
  2. Education on CDS Connect
  3. The Future of Patient-Centered CDS
    • Overview of CDSiC
    • Building co-design and measurement lifecycle
    • Fall TIPS: CDS with patient involved in decision-making
    • Charts-on-FHIR: Using patient-generated health data
  4. CDS as an option for SDOH work, cancer screening, guideline-concordant care, and beyond
Wednesday November 8, 2023, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Creating Value by Modernizing and Measuring Clinical Decision Support

This session will discuss how CDS may be valuable, including the proposed requirements for certified health IT and predictive decision support interventions, how new technologies can add value to CDS, and how the impact of CDS can be measured and evaluated.