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EHR alerts help recruit patients for clinical trials

“Clinical trial alerts (CTAs) generated by electronic health records are subject to alert fatigue, but remain helpful in potential recruitment of participants in clinical trials, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The researchers, from Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, analyzed 907 CTAs triggered by EHRs used by 178 physicians in a 36-week study. They found that the initial response rate by the physicians to the CTAs was about 50 percent. The response rate declined significantly over time, decreasing by 2.7 percent every two weeks. However, even after 36 weeks the response rate was still between 30 and 40 percent, not as low as anticipated.”

Article
Marla Durben Hirsch, FierceEMR, 3 May 2012
Article (Embi 2012)
Article (van der Sijs 2006)
Abstract (Kesselheim 2011)

4 May 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, Clinical Trials, Patient
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