Study: Doctors Need Electronic Reminders to Perform Correct Procedures January 10, 2011Posted by Jeff Fuchs in healthcare.
Patients often worry about being unnecessarily tested. According to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente demonstrates that electronic alerts can help doctors avoid unnecessary tests –thereby saving the hospital time, money, and resources. Physicians can find it hard to remember to follow specific guidelines, so computer-generated alerts specifically constructed for a particular patient help them order only necessary tests, and adhere much more fully to guidelines.
Check out the FastCompany article here.