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Table 2 Essential requirements for implementation of a computerized decision support system

From: Barriers to implementation of a computerized decision support system for depression: an observational report on lessons learned in "real world" clinical settings

User-friendly
Provides decision support at the point of care
Allows clinician flexibility in treatment decision-making
Central server facilitates program updates
Preferably seamless connection to an Electronic Health Record
Easy access to IT support
Adequate initial hands-on training and easy-to-use written documentation and reference materials
Host hardware and software system that allows adequate processing speed for clinical workflow
Readily modifiable reports to meet local site specifications
  1. A summary of the essential requirements for successful implementation of a Computerized Decision Support System for Depression (CDSS-D) in real world practice settings