Alert Fatigue

The University of Vermont Medical Center
By Mike Miliard 12:30 pm September 18, 2015
At The University of Vermont Medical Center, clinicians are using CDS technology to combat alert fatigue, customizing their Epic EHR to tailor the type and number of interaction alerts to more manageable levels.
Army Air Corps Apache helicopter
By Mike Miliard 02:24 pm July 23, 2015
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which workplace had the more reliable information systems?
Health IT illustration
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.
Doc and computer
By Bernie Monegain 02:27 pm May 04, 2015
Regenstrief Institute aims to change the clunky nature of clinical decision support by making it possible for the clinicians to write decision support rules based on personal experience with their patients.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 03:13 pm April 30, 2015
As HHS pursues aggressive new timelines for the shift to value-based care, providers have just a couple years to start putting their data to work in service of more efficient care for healthier patient populations.
By Neil Versel 07:20 pm December 12, 2014
In the past decade, several studies have come out suggesting that CPOE can introduce and even magnify errors without proper safeguards, particularly against physicians suffering from "alert fatigue" turning off notifications.
By Mike Miliard 02:50 pm September 19, 2014
The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
By Neil Versel 06:46 pm August 27, 2014
A July report from Frost & Sullivan predicted that hospital-based secure mobile communications could be a $240 million market in the U.S. by 2020.
CPOE far from the debacle it once was
By Neil Versel 03:17 pm January 07, 2014
Hospitals were treading carefully around CPOE a decade ago, especially after Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles turned off its CPOE system in early 2003. Today is a different story. Meaningful use is helping to drive CPOE uptake, workflows are better designed and physicians expect more automation. Yet there remain many challenges, industry...
By Neil Versel 05:00 am December 20, 2013
At the outset of 2004, computerized physician order entry was very much in the headlines.

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