Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as medical conceptAccording to an article in the Washington Post, doctors, pharmacists, and nurses are being bombarded with electronic alerts regarding their patients, otherwise known as alert fatigue.  “One alert might signal that a drug being prescribed could interact badly with other medications. Another might advise the pharmacist about a patient’s drug allergy.  But they also could simply note each time that a patient is prescribed painkillers — useful to detect addiction, but irrelevant if, say, someone had a major surgery and is expected to need such meds.”  For more information on this problem, please visit: