Newspaper/Magazine Article

Screen flashes and pop-up reminders: 'alert fatigue' spreads through medicine.

Luthra S.

Alert fatigue is known to contribute to medical error. This news article reports on the problem of clinically irrelevant alarms overwhelming clinicians and what hospitals and health information technology vendors are doing to decrease them. Strategies include applying human factors engineering concepts to alert triggers and designing spaces to reduce alarm-associated interruptions and fatigue.