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Pathologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H.,  seek to reduce  unnecessary blood transfusions for non-bleeding patients by adding a “best-practice alert” in the patient’s EMR.


“We figured out how to harness the power of the electronic medical record to embed evidence-based transfusion criteria into the computerized physician order entry process through the best practices alert functionality,” Nancy Dunbar, M.D., who led the project, said.


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