Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Computer Decision Support Alerts Help Identify Patients with Previously Diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Say Researchers

By Sean Power (Community Manager, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

Patients are admitted to some hospitals with an unreported previous diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

That might be about to change thanks to computer decision support alerts, according to R. Scott Evans, PhD, and a team of researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, a 456-bed teaching hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More