Clinical decision support alert appropriateness: a review and proposal for improvement.

@article{McCoy2014ClinicalDS,
  title={Clinical decision support alert appropriateness: a review and proposal for improvement.},
  author={Allison B. McCoy and Eric J. Thomas and Marie A Krousel-Wood and Dean F. Sittig},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={195-202}
}
BACKGROUND Many healthcare providers are adopting clinical decision support (CDS) systems to improve patient safety and meet meaningful use requirements. Computerized alerts that prompt clinicians about drug-allergy, drug-drug, and drug-disease warnings or provide dosing guidance are most commonly implemented. Alert overrides, which occur when clinicians do not follow the guidance presented by the alert, can hinder improved patient outcomes. METHODS We present a review of CDS alerts and… CONTINUE READING
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