Table 2

Features of a medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) described individually by clinicians (N=21 clinicians)

CDS featuren
Patient specific15
Passive7
 Clinical dashboard or when viewing schedule2
 Use smart text or template5
Interruptive12
 Only alert for designated primary care physician (context)3
Summarise pertinent diagnostics (eg, labs)12
 With dates6
 Trends2
 Figure/graph of trends1
Summarise pertinent medications16
Include cost of medication6
Include potential reasons recommendation not appropriate1
Option to access supporting information or references4
Actionable links to place orders13
Populate patient instructions with text2
Populate clinical documentation with text6
Option to disable or delay future alerts10
Option to give rationale not appropriate6
  • Clinicians could draw/describe as many features as they wanted, including more than one CDS.