Enabling drug-drug interactions in an electronic medication management system

Enabling drug-drug interactions in an electronic medication management system

Impact on prescriber alert burden

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Project members - Macquarie University

Associate Professor Melissa Baysari
Associate Professor

Professor Johanna Westbrook
Professor and Director

Project members - external

Professor Richard Day

Project contact

Associate Professor Melissa Baysari
T: +61 2 9850 2416
E: melissa.baysari@mq.edu.au

Project main description

Computerised alerts that trigger at the point of prescribing in electronic medication management systems (eMMS) notify users of potential errors in their orders such as allergies, inappropriate doses or drug-drug interactions (DDI).Although alerts have been shown to influence prescribing behaviour, research has also shown that excessive alerting can lead to users ignoring and overriding alerts. This study is focused on determining the alert burden posed to prescribers with the introduction of DDI alerts. To do this, the number and types of alerts generated in the training version of an electronic medication management system when DDI alerts are enabled will be compared to the number and types of alerts generated when DDI alerts are supressed.

Aims

To determine the alert burden posed to prescribers with the introduction of DDI alerts (severe) in the EMMS

Project team details

Anmol Sandhu

Related stream of research

Electronic decision support and human factors in healthcare

Medication safety and eHealth

Project status

Current

Centres related to this project

Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research

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