Bill Marella

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Doctors Are Overloaded with Electronic Alerts, and That’s Bad for Patients

Shefali Luthra | The Washington Post | June 13, 2016

Some people receive constant reminders on their smartphones: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments, social engagements. At work, their computers prompt them to meet deadlines, attend meetings and have lunch with the boss. Prodding here and pinging there, these pop-up interruptions can turn into noise to be ignored instead of helpful nudges. Something similar is happening to doctors, nurses and pharmacists. And when they’re hit with too much information, the result can be a health hazard...

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Is EHR “Mania” Hiding Serious Patient Safety Flaws?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 20, 2013

A typo leads to the administration of the wrong medication.  A surgeon looking at a flipped image operates on the opposite side of a patient’s head.  An allergy warning is ignored after a clinician clicks away from an annoying pop-up reminder.  In the rush to adopt electronic health records and the race to achieve meaningful use, are potentially significant dangers to patients being ignored? Read More »