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Title Philosophies for the Design and Development of Clinical Decision-Support Systems
Author(s) H. A. Heathfield and J. Wyatt
Source Methods of Information in Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 1, Pages 1-8
Publication Date 1993
Abstract Little significance is attached by medical informatics workers to the many practical issues which affect the development of clinical decision-support systems. We examine the current state of research in clinical decision-support, the characteristics and motivations of developers, and the perceptions of intended end-users. Factors which adversely affect the success of systems are highlighted and pointers to good practice discussed. We then propose a coherent approach to system development, consisting of requirements analysis, software design, implementation, testing, evaluation, and maintenance.

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