In recent years, alarm hazards (e.g., excessive alarms, missed alarms, delayed alarms, etc.) was ranked as the #1 health technology hazard by the ECRI (Emergency Care Research Institute). EHR provides an unprecedented opportunity to use syndrome surveillance technology for the development of “smart alarms”. This session will address "Failure to rescue" concept in clinical diagnostic alerts and also will outline the problem of information overload from unnecessary multiple clinical alerts while presenting some key potential steps to address this issue.
Identify major problems with threshold-based alerts