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Making Medication Alerts in Electronic Medical Record Systems More Useful and Usable

“A study by Regenstrief Institute and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs investigators provides the first in-depth look at how health care providers react to medication alerts generated by electronic medical record systems. The researchers plan to use this information to improve the design of medication alerts and diminish the phenomenon known as alert fatigue, where providers can become desensitized and may start unintentionally ignoring some important warnings.
For this study, the researchers observed providers as they treated patients to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of medication alerts.”

Indiana University, 29 March 2012
Abstract (Russ 2012)

30 March 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, Medication Errors, Usability
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