Open Access Research article

Clinical decision support must be useful, functional is not enough: a qualitative study of computer-based clinical decision support in primary care

Tiina Kortteisto1*, Jorma Komulainen2, Marjukka Mäkelä3, Ilkka Kunnamo4 and Minna Kaila5

Author Affiliations

1 School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, 33014, Finland

2 The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, PO Box 713, Helsinki, 00101, Finland

3 Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment at National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, Helsinki, 00271, Finland

4 Duodecim Medical Publications Ltd, PO Box 713, Helsinki, 00101, Finland

5 The Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Helsinki, 00014, Finland

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BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:349  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-349

Published: 8 October 2012

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Patient specific automatic reminders and guideline links on the electronic patient record screen: a patient with diabetes as an example.

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Patient specific drug interaction alert function on the electronic patient record screen.

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Virtual health check results within the physician’s appointment schedule.

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Computer-based Clinical Decision Support: An overview of the Evidence-Based Medicine electronic Decision Support (EBMeDS) architecture and decision support rules (= scripts).

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