BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) management has changed in recent years following the switch from the concept of disease severity to the concept of disease control, publication of the AR clinical decision support system (CDSS) and development of mobile-health (m-health) tools for patients (e.g. Allergy Diary). The Allergy Diary Companion app for health care providers is currently being developed and will be launched in 2018. It incorporates the AR CDSS to provide evidence based treatment recommendations, linking all key stakeholders in AR management.
OBJECTIVE: To produce an electronic version of the AR CDSS (e-CDSS) for incorporation into the Allergy Diary Companion, to describe the app interfaces used to collect information necessary to inform the e-CDSS and to summarize some key features of the Allergy Diary companion.
METHODS: The steps involved in producing the e-CDSS and Incorporating it into the Allergy Diary Companion were (i) generation of treatment management scenarios; (ii) expert consensus on treatment recommendations; (iii) generation of electronic decisional algorithms to describe all AR CDSS scenarios; (iv) digitization of these algorithms to form the e-CDSS; and (v) embedding the e-CDSS into the app to permit easy user e-CDSS interfacing.
CONCLUSION: The Allergy Diary Companion for providers, provides guideline and expert-endorsed AR management recommendations. [MASK paper No 32] This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.