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AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:1051.

A system to improve medication safety in the setting of acute kidney injury: initial provider response.

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  • 1Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.


Clinical decision support systems can decrease common errors related to inappropriate or excessive dosing for nephrotoxic or renally cleared drugs. We developed a comprehensive medication safety intervention with varying levels of workflow intrusiveness within computerized provider order entry to continuously monitor for and alert providers about early-onset acute kidney injury. Initial provider response to the interventions shows potential success in improving medication safety and suggests future enhancements to increase effectiveness.

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