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How Can Data Governance Address the Stress in Health IT: Alert Fatigue, Burnout, and Staff Shortage

Today we talk to Dr. Anna Dover, Director, Product Management at First Databank (FDB). We hit on staff shortages, clinician burnout, drug databases, alert fatigue, and governance. What does it take to create and deliver the world’s most trusted drug databases? What can we do to reduce physician and nurse stress? What challenges do pharmacists face in both retail and health system settings? How do we address the overabundance of drug-related clinical decision support alerts? How is healthcare technology resolving some of the drug-related over-alerting and how are the tools available today different from those in the past? What are some other ways that these drug-related CDS tools can help clinicians and improve patient care? What does the future hold in this area?

Key Points:
The one line item on everybody's P and L right now, which is just absolutely killing them, is the contract labor line
The hard part with alerts is if you fire them off too many times, they become white noise
Unfortunately the workflow of care for a patient can be frenetic
The biggest players in healthcare analytics tend to be the EHR software vendors


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