Alert Fatigue and Patient Risk: An Effective Drug Decision Support System Could Eliminate Both

November 11, 2016

The magnitude of clinical alerts generated by electronic health records (EHRs) in both inpatientand outpatient settings-some hospitals average 20,000 physician alerts a month-leaveslittle doubt about why clinicians quickly experience alert fatigue.

Alert Fatigue and Patient Risk: An Effective Drug Decision Support System Could Eliminate Both

 

The magnitude of clinical alerts generated by EHRs is leading to patient harm and physician frustration. Serious, preventable medication errors occur in nearly 4 million inpatient admissions each year, and inpatient preventable medication errors cost approximately $16.4 billion annually. What can your organization can do to address these issues? Answers can be found here!