“Stealth” Alerts to Improve Warfarin Monitoring When Initiating Interacting Medications

@article{Koplan2012StealthAT,
  title={“Stealth” Alerts to Improve Warfarin Monitoring When Initiating Interacting Medications},
  author={MPH Kate E. Koplan and Alan D. Brush and Marvin S. Packer and Fang Zhang and BS MargaretD.Senese and MPH Steven R. Simon},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1666-1673}
}
As electronic health records (EHRs) become widely adopted, alerts and reminders can improve medication safety, but excessive alerts may irritate or overwhelm clinicians, thereby reducing their effectiveness. We developed a novel “stealth” alert in an EHR to improve anticoagulation monitoring for patients prescribed a medication that could interact with warfarin. Instead of alerting the prescribing provider, the system notified a multidisciplinary anticoagulation management service, so that the… CONTINUE READING