Can Automated Prompts Eliminate the Need for Academic Detailing?


Automated Prompts vs 1-on-1 Academic Detailing

Alosa Health Physician Advisor Michael Fischer, MD, MS discusses the differences in effectiveness between passive methods of altering clinician behavior and customized, one-on-one education. Many healthcare providers feel electronic reminders and computer systems like electronic health records (EHRs) disrupt their day-to-day delivery of patient care. Additionally, decisions about how to treat patients can be complex and require more deliberation than simply checking a box in an EHR. The flexible, one-on-one nature of academic detailing allows healthcare providers to learn information and ask questions from experienced healthcare professionals, which leads to a more lasting impact on provider decision-making.