What is Alert Fatigue?
Alert fatigue occurs when medical professionals become overwhelmed by the large volume of warning messages and alerts generated by different medical electronic systems and devices, such as CIEDs or remote physiologic monitors. This can result in clinicians becoming desensitized to critical alerts and data, leading to missed or delayed clinical responses.
More importantly, alert fatigue is not just an irritating or insignificant distraction. It can also have serious consequences for patient care. For instance, alert fatigue can directly lead to burnout, which research shows1 can lead to medical errors and increased patient mortality.
How Does Clinician Alert Fatigue Effect Patients?
Alert fatigue has been increasing in many physicians’ practices/clinics as the responsibility of reading huge amounts of data are left to overburdened physicians and their staffs. With many physicians already short on staff and dealing with an aging population, the ability to review and act on remote patient alerts in a timely manner has become increasingly demanding.
As growing practices rely more heavily on remote physiologic monitoring for patient care, alert fatigue is on the rise and without some type of 3rd party intervention, this could lead to poor patient outcomes.
To Remedy Alert Fatigue, Consider the Value of A Third-Party Provider
By partnering with a third-party provider, medical practices can benefit from the latest technology and techniques for managing alerts, helping to reduce the risk of missed or delayed responses and improve patient care. However, it’s important for a medical practice to carefully evaluate and select a reputable and experienced provider that meets their specific needs and requirements.
Many third-party providers offer a range of solutions, such as alert management software, that can help reduce the volume of alerts and prioritize them based on urgency and importance. Third-party providers can also provide customizable options, enabling medical practices to tailor their alerts to their specific needs and preferences. These providers offer a range of solutions, such as alert management software, that can help reduce the volume of alerts and prioritize them based on urgency and importance. Third-party providers can also provide customizability options, allowing medical practices to tailor their alerts to their specific needs and preferences.
What is often missing though, with many third-party solutions, is a highly-trained and dedicated staff of technical people, Patient Engagement Specialists, RNs and IBHRE Certified cardiac device specialists to handle every aspect of patient care from identifying high-risk patients, to onboarding through device connectivity and beyond.
Why Cardiac RMS?
Cardiac RMS is a premier nationwide provider of remote patient monitoring services. When you partner with CRMS you are working with a patient-oriented company that values your time and understands the importance of delivering accurate patient data and support on a timely basis to your clinic and patients. We know that artificial intelligence does not tell the whole story which is why we employ only certified staff to monitor and report on your patients’ transmissions.
Since 2015 Cardiac RMS has been at the forefront of cardiac remote patient monitoring for CIED patients and more recently for Virtual Care Management. What makes Cardiac RMS different is the way we service a clinic and the extraordinary care we give the patients. Since its inception, remote patient monitoring solutions is ALL that we have done.
Learn how Cardiac RMS can help you and your staff avoid alert fatigue and optimize your remote monitoring. Contact us at 844-GET-CRMS today to get more information about how we can help you improve patient outcomes and maximize your reimbursement revenues in less time. Schedule your no-obligation remote monitoring workflow and financial consultation today.
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Cardiac RMS LLC is a clinical service partner with expertise in remote monitoring of patients who have a cardiac pacemaker, implantable cardiac defibrillator, implantable heart failure device, or implantable loop recorder. Services also include Virtual Care Management, utilizing Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) and care management to remotely support the treatment of patients with chronic conditions.