Clinical decision support systems could be modified to reduce 'alert fatigue' while still minimizing the risk of litigation.

@article{Kesselheim2011ClinicalDS,
  title={Clinical decision support systems could be modified to reduce 'alert fatigue' while still minimizing the risk of litigation.},
  author={Aaron S Kesselheim and Kathrin M. Cresswell and Shobha Phansalkar and David W. Bates and Aziz Sheikh},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={2310-7}
}
Clinical decision support systems--interactive computer systems that help doctors make clinical choices--can reduce errors in drug prescribing by offering real-time alerts about possible adverse reactions. But physicians and other users often suffer "alert fatigue" caused by excessive numbers of warnings about items such as potentially dangerous drug interactions. As a result, they may pay less attention to or even ignore some vital alerts, thus limiting these systems' effectiveness. Designers… CONTINUE READING
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