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Table 3 Design Seeds Relationship to Critical Activity Categories and Implementation Context

From: Implementation science for ambulatory care safety: a novel method to develop context-sensitive interventions to reduce quality gaps in monitoring high-risk patients

Critical activity category Design seed Relevant Context Domains [39]
Safety Culture, Teamwork, Leadership Structural Organizational Characteristics External Factors Implementation/Management Tools
Communicate/coordinate Ability to control data access X X X X
Scheduling functionality X X   X
Assign roles and responsibilities X X   X
Triggered notifications X X X X
Patient activity Patient support X X X X
Complete patient information X X   X
Review or enter data Keeps list up-to-date X X   X
Standardized data entry    X X
Complete data capture   X X X
Performance data X X X X
Track progress Population registry functionality for high-risk patients X    X
Figure out what patients are “on the list” X X X X
Customize the patient list X X   X
  1. Legend: Design seeds correspond to the four critical activities performed by clinics. To maximize effectiveness in diverse and dynamic settings, designed interventions are considered within the context of a larger work system, split into four major domains by Taylor et al. Hypothesized relationships between context features (e.g., leadership at unit level, local tailoring of intervention) within the four context domains and each design seed are shown in Additional file 3