Doctors are overloaded with electronic alerts, and that’s bad for patients

Washington Post, 13 June 2016
Author: Shefali Luthra
“Some people receive constant reminders on their smartphones: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments, social engagements. At work, their computers prompt them to meet deadlines, attend meetings and have lunch with the boss. Prodding here and pinging there, these pop-up interruptions can turn into noise to be ignored instead of helpful nudges. Something similar is happening to doctors, nurses and pharmacists. And when they’re hit with too much information, the result can be a health hazard: alert fatigue.”
Find article here.