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Increased appropriateness of customized alert acknowledgement reasons for overridden medication alerts in a computerized provider order entry system.

Dekarske BM, Zimmerman CR, Chang R, et al. Increased appropriateness of customized alert acknowledgement reasons for overridden medication alerts in a computerized provider order entry system. Int J Med Inform. 2015;84(12):1085-93. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.09.001.

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January 6, 2016
Dekarske BM, Zimmerman CR, Chang R, et al. Int J Med Inform. 2015;84(12):1085-93.

Alert fatigue is the Achilles heel of medication ordering with computerized physician order entry. This randomized controlled trial found that the appropriateness of alert overrides increased with implementation of a customized list of alert override reasons, compared with default options, in a CPOE system. This demonstrates the need to develop more clinically relevant reasons for overriding alerts in order to enhance the safety of medication prescribing.

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Dekarske BM, Zimmerman CR, Chang R, et al. Increased appropriateness of customized alert acknowledgement reasons for overridden medication alerts in a computerized provider order entry system. Int J Med Inform. 2015;84(12):1085-93. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.09.001.