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Office of Clinical Systems Development and Evaluation

CSDE works toward the development of clinical systems that integrate quality and decision support into workflow and analytical programs.

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Products prepared by CSDE help VA facilities with patient care plan management, identification and evaluation of high risk patients, biosurveillance, infection control, and optimized assessment and tracking for cardiovascular procedures.

CSDE oversees the National VA Cardiovascular Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking program, which monitors and enhances the quality and safety of invasive cardiac procedures for Veterans through clinical analytics and information technology.

Using predictive analytics, CSDE staff use context-sensitive and relevant information to identify unrecognized relationships and develop sophisticated analytic models that predict important clinical outcomes, including the Care Assessment Needs score, which helps primary care providers identify patients at risk of hospital admission or death.

The office's Patient Care Assessment Systems program is a web-based clinical application which provides risk-based patient filters and team-based tasking and care planning for front-line providers.

The CSDE Bio-Surveillance Anti-Microbial Stewardship and Infection Control tool provides near-real-time reporting of health care-associated infections at all VA locations.

Impact Studies

CSDE, in partnership with other Department of Veteran Affairs offices and VHA medical centers, has developed innovative tools to ensure reliable, safe and seamless care for Veterans. Below are examples of how CSDE is elevating the totality of the Veterans experience within the VHA Healthcare system.