Drug-drug interaction alerts are one of the most common types of safety alerts but the data output, with up to thousands of rows of warning messages, can be challenging to analyze. The purpose of this webinar is to provide attendees with an introduction to working with the data within Microsoft Excel.  “Sample” data will be made available for download so attendees can get hands-on experience with Excel PivotTables.  The webinar will also discuss approaches to make decisions about the outputs from data synthesis. Data regarding medication safety alerts can be downloaded for analysis.



This webinar is focused on monitoring and improving DDI alerting within the Epic EHR environment. Dr. Andrew Romero will lead a discussion on analyzing data available from the Epic program. Dr. John Horn will discuss the process of using customizing warnings for DDIs at the University of Washington.

About our speakers:

Dr. Andrew Romero– has over 15 years of experience in implementing and managing health information systems in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  He has worked on stand-alone pharmacy systems in addition to integrated electronic health records systems.  His experience also includes setting up and maintaining medication dispensing systems and smart infusion pump systems.  His expertise includes data analysis, visual basic macros, and developing interface specifications.

Dr. John Horn has over 30 years of experience in evaluating evidence for DDIs and interacting with numerous health systems about DDI CDS. His current duties include assisting in the management of DDI CDS at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Horn has nearly 200 publications related to DDIs.

Webinar on 10/27/2021

Improving the Relevance of Drug-Drug Interaction Warnings
Webinar: October 27, 2021

Analyzing and Evaluating Drug-Drug Interaction Alert Data from Epic Electronic Health Records