Search Tag: alert tool

Executive Health Management

Reducing Medication Administration Errors

2015 04 May

This study aimed to develop clinical decision support (CDS) tools to decrease errors in medication administration, which have been shown to be frequent and serious. Notably, the rate of preventable adverse drug events in intensive care can be twice as much as in non-intensive care units. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, focused... Read more

IT Management

Best Practice Alerts in EMR Provide Near-Time Education to Physicians

2015 19 Jan

Researchers in New Hampshire have discovered that the implementation of an alert function in the electronic medical record (EMR) can inform physicians about the most up-to-date best practice guidelines. The EMR’s “best practice alert” allowed pathologists to remind physicians about the latest evidence at the moment of each transfusion order, which resulted... Read more

ICU Management

New Tool for Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock Diagnosis

2015 04 Jan

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system in detecting severe sepsis or septic shock in ED patients. The study was carried out at a tertiary academic medical centre in Saudi Arabia. The results showed high specificity and sensitivity and negative... Read more

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