Study assesses physician use of support systems

A new study examines the way physicians use clinical decision support systems, looking at the factors which cause them to ignore system alarms and prompts. The research, which appears in BioMedCentral and Medical Informatics, concludes that most doctors welcome the technology, albeit with some reservations. About 80 percent, however, say they tend to ignore alarms when they are in a hurry.

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PLUS: New research released yesterday at HIMSS notes the number of private US hospitals using CPOE systems has risen to 5.7 percent from about 4.1 percent last year. Article