these doctors instead rely on their own decision making process without regard to the errors that could be made by not heeding these alerts. This was reported in an article dated February 10 温碧霞走出婚变 男子殴打卡通交警

UnCategorized Although computer systems that signal alerts for allergies and potential drug interactions are part of the electronic health records system and are there to reduce errors when prescribing medications, many doctors ignore the alarm. Apparently, these doctors instead rely on their own decision making process without regard to the errors that could be made by not heeding these alerts. This was reported in an article dated February 10, 2009 in Dana-Farber News Press. The article entitled Clinicians Using Electronic Prescribing Override Most Medicine Safety Alerts. This is a scary fact to contemplate considering that many experts think that over ninety percent of medical errors would be reduced by using electronic medical records. Not all of the errors are in prescribing medicine, but a report in 2006 by Mark Kaufman of the washingtonpost.com says that around 1.5 million U.S. citizens are harmed or killed every year from errors in prescribing, dispensing or taking of medications. The study done by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center also concluded that the huge volume of alerts that the system produces is overwhelming and makes it an aggravation to doctors and if it isn’t improved it won’t be useful. These systems produce too many alerts for improbable events. That is the reason that doctors overrode more than 90 percent of the drug interaction alerts and 77 percent of the drug allergy alerts, according to the study. Still with so many people being harmed or dying from problems with medications the public can only hope that a better systems for alerting doctors to potential drug interactions and allergies will be improved as soon as possible. Of course, that will only be effective for patients of physicians using the newer improved systems. The most obvious problem with that scenario is that so many physicians aren’t using the EMR systems that are already available. Someone has got to inspire them to use the new technology for keeping records in the first place. Perhaps the government stimulus will have that affect on them. The other question is is this study relevant to all of the systems used for producing electronic prescriptions. According to the researchers of the study the answer is yes. They utilized PockerScript, which is an electronic prescribing system for their study. This system is typical of other such systems and the alerts they studied were the usual ones and were transmitted by a commercial database called Cerner Multum. This company sends alerts to other electronic prescribing systems. The most important point is getting people’s medicines prescribed with drastically fewer mistakes. If an electronic prescribing system will help, when it is tweaked correctly then that is a good method to use. It is obvious that doctors and patients alike want these mistakes to be lowered. No one wants the medications to kill people or cause allergic reactions. Hopefully, we can look forward to a not too distant future when these mistakes in prescribing medications will be almost zero. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: