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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. February 28, 2019;24.
Medication warnings inform providers and patients about risks associated with medication use. As with other safety strategies, applying a systems approach to medication warnings can help redirect actions and prevent patient harm. This article describes design, content, and language characteristics of successful medication safety warnings. In addition, specific design and user-centered considerations are included to improve the effectiveness of electronic alerting.
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Usability and feasibility of consumer-facing technology to reduce unsafe medication use by older adults.
Holden RJ, Campbell NL, Abebe E, et al; Brain Health Patient Safety Laboratory. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019 Feb 26; [Epub ahead of print].
This usability study examined whether older adults could use a mobile application to consider the risks and benefits of anticholinergics, a high-risk medication class. The 23 participants reported an overall high usability for the application, suggesting that mobile health information technology has potential to engage patients in safety.