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Proc AMIA Symp. 1999 : 325–329.
PMCID: PMC2232590

Notification of real-time clinical alerts generated by pharmacy expert systems.

Abstract

We developed and implemented a strategy for notifying clinical pharmacists of alerts generated in real-time by two pharmacy expert systems: one for drug dosing and the other for adverse drug event prevention. Display pagers were selected as the preferred notification method and a concise, yet readable, format for displaying alert data was developed. This combination of real-time alert generation and notification via display pagers was shown to be efficient and effective in a 30-day trial.

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