Table 2

Comparison of PHD and CDS interventions

PHD interventionsCDS interventions
ProsEfficiently address gaps in problem and procedure lists
Can improve documentation for patient events outside of a visit
Do not burden busy and potentially alert-fatigued providers
Implemented with single upfront costs and minimal maintenance costs
Engage providers at the point of care
ConsLabour intensive and costly
Do not engage those actually caring for the patient
Less efficient means of addressing problem list gaps
Potentially burdensome for alert-fatigued providers
Limited to patients being seen for care
  • CDS, clinical decision support; PHD, population health documentation.