Complexities of Clinical Decision Support Illustrated by Pediatric Dosing Alerts

Jeremy Stultz, Milap C. Nahata

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Abstract

Health information technologies, such as computerized clinical decision support (CDS) systems, are being utilized increasingly in pediatric health care institutions as a means of medication error prevention. Most studies have suggested a positive impact of CDS on medication safety, but others have identified complexities that have prevented full optimization of these systems. Recent studies regarding the implementation of pediatric dosing alerts have illustrated the complexities that can be associated with the design, implementation, and refinement of CDS systems. Although CDS dosing alerts have likely improved the safety of medication use in pediatric patients, it is important to be aware of certain limitations of the dosing alert systems. A collaborative effort is required to optimize the effectiveness of CDS dosing alerts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1261-1264
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Clinical Decision Support Systems
Pediatrics
Safety
Medication Errors
Medical Informatics
Delivery of Health Care

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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Complexities of Clinical Decision Support Illustrated by Pediatric Dosing Alerts. / Stultz, Jeremy; Nahata, Milap C.

In: Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 49, No. 11, 01.01.2015, p. 1261-1264.

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