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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, et al. Optimization of drug-drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital's electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015;22(2):361-9. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002538.

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December 10, 2014
Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Desai BR, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015;22:361-9.

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.

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Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Desai BR, et al. Optimization of drug-drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital's electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015;22(2):361-9. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002538.