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Decision support can guide clinicians to prescribe lower cost alternatives

January 17, 2019 / Susan Morse

To curb costs in prescription drug spending, clinical decision support can help stop the upward trend of per capita spending that makes cost in this country higher than in any other industrialized nation. Adam Szerencsy, medical director, Ambulatory Informatics, NYU Langone Medical Center, will discuss how the health system was able to reduce its medication costs, at HIMSS19. NYU Langone drove clinicians to lower cost-equivalent medications in the ambulatory setting by first identifying medications that were contributing to its overall prescription drug spend across the ambulatory network.