Medi-Span Offers Holistic Approach to Combating Alert Fatigue

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Indianapolis, IN —February 21, 2013 — Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that it has developed a multi-faceted approach to addressing alert fatigue through its Medi-Span® clinical decision support solutions. Medi-Span combines its functionality for alert customization and regular clinical content updates with 35 years of on-site clinical consulting experience to create a holistic solution to the significant challenge of clinicians bypassing alerts.

To address the need for alert balance, Medi-Span® Clinical allows for alert customization by site, department or end-user to reduce the number of irrelevant alerts by user type. Alongside this customization, the solution provides contextual alerting content that considers patient profile data such as symptoms, age, weight, gender and renal function to create smarter, truly relevant alerts.

Medi-Span clinical decision support solutions back this with regular updating of clinical content based on industry changes, which eliminates outdated clinical alerts, and a team of seasoned consultants who can help healthcare organizations and users optimize the Medi-Span solutions within their systems.

“It is critical that the healthcare industry find solutions to effectively address alert fatigue, an issue that continues to hinder optimal use of clinical decision support at the point of care,” said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Drug Information, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. “Medi-Span offers a multi-faceted approach to minimizing alert fatigue through advanced functionality and expert consulting in an innovative way that heightens the impact of the alert process and fully leverages its potential to improve patient safety.”