Journal Article
Study

Optimization of drug–drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital's electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard.

Simpao AF; Ahumada LM; Desai BR; Bonafide CP; Gálvez JA; Rehman MA; Jawad AF; Palma KL; Shelov ED.

Researchers used rapid-cycle iterative interventions to improve drug interaction alerts by eliminating clinically irrelevant notifications. These efforts resulted in fewer alerts and fewer manual overrides of alerts without any serious safety events, emphasizing the often cited need to streamline clinical decision support to prevent alarm fatigue.