Electronic medical record automated alerts notify physicians when patients at risk of death

Posted by on May 17, 2016 12:30 pm
Categories: health

Hospitalized patients can deteriorate quickly, requiring prompt identification and treatment, especially since each hour of treatment delay can increase the risk of mortality. In a new study, researchers have implemented an automated process that continuously samples electronic medical record (EMR) data in real time and triggers an alert to the physician at the patient’s bedside to warn of potential clinical decline.

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