Session ID: 
298

Zeroing in on the Patient to Reduce Alert Fatigue

2:00pm - 3:00pm Friday, March 9
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Murano 3304

Description

Nobody wants a patient to die or experience harm from a medication problem. That’s why hospitals need to warn clinicians of potentially dangerous situations via alerting functions deployed within the EMR. The problem is that these warnings are triggered too often, and at the wrong time in the workflow, so clinicians ignore them and organizations discard them. However, when alerting systems can leverage additional patient inputs through measures such as lab values or scoring results, it’s possible to bring more meaningful alerts to the table at the most effective point in the workflow. In this session, you will learn how to integrate information from your EMR with information from a drug knowledge database to reduce the number of nuisance alerts and deliver more meaningful warnings along comprehensive care guidance that can help to improve the overall clinical care process.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate why it’s important to integrate patient specific information into medication alerting systems
  • Illustrate how to leverage information contained in the electronic medical record into alerts and trigger them at the most appropriate point in the workflow
  • Assess how more specific alerting and care guidance can help to reduce the number of alerts – and subsequent alert fatigue
  • Differentiate between medication alerts and more comprehensive care guidance that can have a more positive effect on patient care processes and potentially outcomes

Speaker(s): 

Pharmacy Informatics,
MercyHealth
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

Clinical Informaticists
Pharmacy Professional
Physician, CMO, CMIO

Level: 

Intermediate

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