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Post-implementation optimization of medication alerts in hospital computerized provider order entry systems: a scoping review.

Ledger TS, Brooke-Cowden K, Coiera E. Post-implementation optimization of medication alerts in hospital computerized provider order entry systems: a scoping review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023;30(12):2064-2071. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocad193.

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December 6, 2023
Ledger TS, Brooke-Cowden K, Coiera E. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023;30(12):2064-2071.
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Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems can reduce medication errors by alerting prescribers to a variety of potential adverse events. However, too many alerts may result in alert fatigue. This scoping review identified 16 studies on interventions to reduce alert fatigue. Most interventions focused on drug-drug interactions. A decrease in the quantity and frequency of alerts was seen as a positive outcome, however only four of the studies reported any patient safety outcomes.

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Ledger TS, Brooke-Cowden K, Coiera E. Post-implementation optimization of medication alerts in hospital computerized provider order entry systems: a scoping review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2023;30(12):2064-2071. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocad193.

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