In the US, 30 percent of patients with diabetes and hypertension never fill their first prescription. Almost one in three antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary. And 24 percent of patients with chronic heart failure receive inappropriate drug prescriptions.

Varying standards of care is a global problem, and can cost healthcare institutions $30 million for every $1 billion in revenue. Hospital leaders can tackle this by breaking down decision siloes, helping clinicians get on board with new ways of working, and empowering patients to take charge of their health. This way, they can ensure that healthcare services are always of utmost quality.

Wolters Kluwer, the market leader in clinical decision support systems, outlines their three-step approach below: