Appl Clin Inform 2010; 01(01): 68-78
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2010-03-CR-0021
Case Report
Schattauer GmbH

AMDIS Case Conference

Intrusive Medication Safety Alerts
J. Graham
1   Dearborn Advisors, Elmhurst IL, USA
2   Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Palo Alto, CA, USA
D. Levick
3   Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA, USA
R. Schreiber
4   Holy Spirit Health Systems, Camp Hill, PA, USA
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Further Information

Publication History

received: 23 March 2010

accepted: 25 March 2010

Publication Date:
16 December 2017 (online)


Clinical decision support that provides enhanced patient safety at the point of care frequently encounters significant pushback from clinicians who find the process intrusive or time-consuming. We present a hypothetical medical center’s dilemma about its allergy alerting system and discuss similar problems faced by real hospitals. We then share some lessons learned and best practices for institutions who wish to implement these tools themselves.