EBSCO Health has expanded with the acquisition of HealthDecision. HealthDecision is a clinical decision support and shared decision-making tool for clinicians and patients at the point of care. The software platform provides decision support tools enabling clinicians and patients to explore their medical options. The resource combines the patient’s healthcare preferences with the clinician’s expertise and syndicates patient-specific medical data with the latest medical guidelines to personalize a patient’s risk analyses.

HealthDecision’s visual representation of medical outcomes is educational, easy-to-use and facilitates discussion between the clinician and patient to mutually agree on a personalized treatment plan. HealthDecision tools are developed by clinicians with subject-matter expertise, and the medical literature integration incorporates the latest guidelines, risk scores and analyses. These tools have been integrated into the clinician workflow in a variety of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and have been in use for nine years, reaching more than 26,000 patients a year.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Product Management Betsy Jones said: “This relationship takes us one step further in our journey to offering a breadth of content with an evidence-based foundation, combined with user experience, EHR interoperability and a tailored, personalized solution for providers and their patients. HealthDecision is an important decision support tool that will integrate well into our suite of clinical offerings.”