Alert Fatigue

Screen Flashes And Pop-Up Reminders: ‘Alert Fatigue’ Spreads Through Medicine
By Shefali Luthra
June 15, 2016
http://khn.org/news/screen-flashes-and-pop-up-reminders-alert-fatigue-spreads-through-medicine

doctors, nurses and pharmacists … when they’re hit with too much information, the result can be a health hazard. The electronic patient records that the federal government has been pushing — in an effort to coordinate health care and reduce mistakes — come with a host of bells and whistles that may be doing the opposite in some cases.

What’s the problem? It’s called alert fatigue.

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