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Table 1 Summary of the case study sites

From: Taxonomy of delays in the implementation of hospital computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems for prescribing: a longitudinal qualitative study

Site Site characteristics System description Delay
A Urban, acute care, university hospital
330,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS is a standalone application
- System is widely used by several English hospitals, further implementations in progress
Project delayed less than 6 month
B Urban, acute care
3,000,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS as part of an integrated hospital information system
- System has several implementations in progress and is live in several English hospitals
Project delayed less than 6 month
C Urban, acute care, university hospital
750,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS as a standalone application, interfaces built to enable decision support and interoperability with the wider hospital information systems
- System is widely used by several English hospitals
Project delayed less than 6 month
D Urban, acute care, university hospital
3,500,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS as part of an integrated hospital information system
- Part of a joint procurement program
- System has several implementations in progress and is live in several English hospitals
Project delayed less than 6 month
E Urban, acute care
550,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS as a standalone application
- System is new to UK market (no prior implementations)
Rollout delayed almost three years
F Urban, acute care, university hospital
540,000 patients per year
- CPOE/CDS as part of an integrated hospital information system
- Part of a joint procurement program
- System has several implementations in progress and is live in several English hospitals
Project delayed less than 6 month