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Electronic clinical decision support reminders can help physicians avoid ordering unnecessary treatments, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital studied whether automated alerts built into the hospital’s EHR system could aid physicians in complying with new red blood cell transfusion guidelines.

According to the study, the system alerted physicians ordering transfusions about the new guidelines whenever a patient did not meet appropriate criteria for the procedure. The reminders prevented 460 unnecessary transfusions and saved a total of $165,000 (US) in one year, the researchers said.

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Source: Computerized Physician Order Entry with Decision Support Decreases Blood Transfusions in Children

Date: April 18, 2010

Pre-Print From ElectronicHealthcare

Automating Data Capture from the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) for Secondary Data Uses
Lisa K. Milgram, Sara Khan, Gemma Lee and Marta Yurcan

[Pre-print from ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 10, Number 1. Made available at no charge for two weeks.]

Around the World

France: The DGOS Unveils Five Priorities for e-Health Deployment in 2011

SCM Microsystems Secures Healthcare Tech Orders for German e-Health Terminals

US: Homeland Security plans EHR for detainees

Australia: e-Health Needed for Grey Nomads: Intel MD

News from Canada

International eHealth Designation Places North York General Hospital at Top in Canada

Health Care Providers Form Working Group to Maximize Value of e-Prescribing

HTX provides financing to Ontario-based PatientOrderSets.com

Trends

Is It Ethical for Physicians To Employ Health IT To Select Healthy Patients?

KLAS Report: Ambulatory RIS/PACS: Integrating Provider Needs

Electronic Health Record Functions Differ Between Best and Worst Hospitals

A Quick Look at Seven iPad EHR Systems

EHR Face Human Hurdles More than Technological Ones

Industry Speak

Baylis Medical Partners with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and The University of Waterloo

Dell, VMware Collaborate on Mobile, Virtual EHR Technology

Virco’s Electronic Health Record AVIGA™ Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

Canadian Market Research

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Infoway Update

Find Out What’s New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway

Worth Noting

World of Health IT 2011

e-Health 2011

Doctors 2.0™ & You (Paris, France)

13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME’11)

MIE2011 (Oslo, Norway)

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