Excessive exposure to irrelevant drug-drug interaction alerts is thought to result in alert fatigue and high override rates of 90% or more due to a lack of specificity to the patient contextual situation. This webinar will provide a demonstration on how to monitor for frequently overridden DDIs and approaches to improve DDI alerts, with a specific focus on the tools available within the Cerner electronic health record system.
This webinar is focused on monitoring and improving DDI alerting within the Cerner’s EHR environment. Dr. Andrew Romero will discuss tools available via the Cerner “Lights-on” system to identify frequently occurring DDIs. Dr. Dave Glover will discuss the various approaches to reduce alert fatigue within the Cerner system.
About our speakers:
Andrew Romero, PharmD – 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.
David E. Glover, PharmD – David received a PharmD from the University of Rhode Island in 1997. He worked as a hospital Pharmacist for 8 years at Eastern Maine Medical Center. A Cerner Millennium system conversion in 2003 set David on a path to system optimization that led to him making the transition to Information Systems in 2005, when he joined the team formed by a visionary Physician leader aimed at implementing Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE). In a Pharmacist Informaticist role, David took on the design of medication processes to prepare for CPOE implementation that occurred in late 2007 at Eastern Maine Medical Center and proved instrumental in the winning of the 2008 HIMSS Davies award. David continued to develop and implement various optimizations including mCDS (Drug-Drug Interaction, Duplicate, and Allergy Alerts), Dose Range Checking, Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA), Medication Reconciliation, VTE Advisor, Ambulatory CPOE with Med-Formulary-Clinically-Driven Charges, Query Development, and CPA (Patient Accounting).