Too Many EHR Alers


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Too Many EHR Alers

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  2. 2. of the EHR system and electronic handoff of a patients record to another provider. The researchers warned that just reducing the number of alerts without taking account of other factors in the “broader primary-care practitioner experience” would probably not be sufficient to improve outcomes. “Nevertheless, our findings suggest that missed results in EHRs might be related to information overload from alert notifications, electronic handoffs in care and practitioner perceptions of poor EHR usability,” the researchers concluded. "Interventions to improve safety of test result follow-up in EHRs must address these factors.” Related Articles The study was funded in part by the VA National Center for More in:Electronic Health Records (EHR) Go Patient Safety and the National Institutes of Health. Video News: Live@HIMSS 2013 Conference Wrap (1:28) Video News: Live@HIMSS 2013: Interview with Lisa Gallagher, director of technology for HIMSS (8:31) VA sending health data over unencrypted networks More Electronic Health Records (EHR) Articles 0 Subm it Share 2 Like 6 Tw eet 16 Most Requested Articles Todays Headlines Healthcare costs can be tamed with IT, Providers fret over Medicaid pay as surge in beneficiaries looms Clinton says ONC chief defends federal EHR efforts Sequester will hit EHR incentive program Merck replacing R&D head with former company exec Employers pressing providers for price transparencyopen in browser PRO version Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API
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