Table 2
Design DescriptionStrengthsLimitations
A separate patient displayDoctors have the power to control over what types of contents in the EHR may be shared with patientsTechnology availability, reliability and cost; may increase doctor’s workload; and additional training required.
A projectorDoctors have the power to control over what types of contents in the EHR may be shared with patients and easy to move. Technology availability, reliability and cost; May increase doctor’s workload; Additional training required.
A portable tabletEasy to move, patients have more control when interacting with the tablet, and can access more individualized information.Doctors and patients may not be on the same page during communication.
A touch-based screenDoctors and patients can easily interact with the screen together and the data is clearly shown with large font size and visualization.Information transparency without reservation might not be appropriate at certain situations and some patients may feel the large screen intimidating.
A display a shared computer display that can be viewed by both doctors and patientsPatients can be more engaged during the consultation, doctors and patients can easily be on the same page, and information transparency may be maintained and reserved by the doctors.Information might not be easily viewed with clarity by both doctors and patients and the layout of the physical space may be the barrier for viewing on the same screen.