Build RDS tools

This toolkit provides guidance on how to use the Right Decision Service capabilities to build decision support tools, and how to go about acquiring UK CA marking when a tool is categorised as medical device.  The Right Decision Service supports creation of the following tools. Some can be created directly by authorised staff in Scotland's health and social care organisations; others require support from the Right Decision Service team:

  • Informational apps providing guidelines, pathways and patient information.
  • Calculators and scoring tools.
  • Question and answer-based decision trees.
  • Algorithms which identify risks or care and support needs for individual patients, based on data inputs.

The Right Decision Service team can help in integrating these tools with electronic health record systems.

A manual for creating informational RDS apps is available:

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