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

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:1051.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / chemically induced*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / diagnosis
  • Acute Kidney Injury / prevention & control*
  • Artificial Intelligence*
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Humans
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Tennessee