Screen Flashes And Pop-Up Reminders: ‘Alert Fatigue’ Spreads Through Medicine
By Shefali Luthra
June 15, 2016
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.