Participant Information Sheet (page 1)

PROJECT TITLE: The Role of Computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) in Improving Antimicrobial Management.
STUDENT’s DEGREE: Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Dear Participant,
You are invited to participate in the research project described below.
 What is the project about?
The purpose of this study is to identify opportunities and barriers for sustainable implementation of e-prescribing systems in different healthcare settings in Australia. Moreover, this study will also investigate the feasibility of implementing e-prescribing for evidence-based antibiotic management in Australia.
Inappropriate antibiotics prescribing in clinical settings have contributed significantly to the development of resistant pathogenic strains. E-prescribing tools including medication management and decision support systems have the capability to improve the quality and safety of health care. E-prescribing assists in reducing medication errors by providing functionalities of drug-drug interactions, formulary restrictions, evidence-based order sets, inventory solutions, and decision support. 
Who is undertaking the project?
This project is being conducted by Mah-Laka, a postgraduate researcher in the School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor Tracy Merlin and Dr. Adriana Milazzo.
Why am I being invited to participate?
You have been invited to participate in this study because as a healthcare professional we are interested in your opinion on the feasibility of implementing e-prescribing for antibiotic management in Australia.
What am I invited to do?
You are invited to participate in an online survey that will focus on the identification of opportunities for improving antibiotic management. The survey will elicit information on the status of e-prescribing in Australia, and identify implementation challenges in healthcare settings. Your participation in this online survey is completely voluntary and no additional follow-up is required.
As a token of appreciation and recognition of participation in the study, we would like to thank you by giving you a chance to take part in a draw to win an iPad, or we can make the equivalent amount of donation in your name to the Hospital Research Foundation (
How much time will my involvement in the project take?
The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Are there any risks associated with participating in this project?
There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project related to your physical or psychological health.
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