Evaluation of the use of clinical decision support and online resources for pharmacogenomics education

Carolyn R.Rohrer Vitek, Wayne T. Nicholson, Cloann Schultz, Pedro J. Caraballo

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Aim: To assess impact and value of using clinical decision support (CDS) to drive providers toward online pharmacogenomics education. Materials & methods: CDS was used to target prescribers of codeine/tramadol, send an educational email, display alert/inbox and provide links to an online resource. Providers were surveyed to assess impact. Results: Of the methods used to target providers, educational email was more effective (7.2%). Survey response rate was 29.2% (n = 528/1817). Of respondents, 57.4% reported opening the email and 27.1% accessed the online resource. Of those accessing the resource, 89% found it useful and learned something new about pharmacogenomics. Conclusion: The impact of using CDS to target pharmacogenomics education was limited. However, providers accessing the online resource found it useful and educational.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1595-1603
Number of pages9
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 2015


  • CYP2D6
  • P450 enzymes
  • clinical decision support
  • education
  • electronic mail
  • online resource
  • pharmacogenetics
  • pharmacogenomics
  • prescribing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology


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