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June 2015 – Turning the Tides on Alarms
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights will explore clinical alarm safety and how we can use alarm data to drive change.

special feature
Applying lessons learned from HIMSS CNO/CNIO Vendor Roundtable: Understanding and managing data for better patient care
By Beth Meyers RN, MS, CNOR, Chief Nurse Executive, Analytics Strategy Director, Infor

This month marks fifteen years since my graduation from the University of Minnesota with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

state of the industry
Alarm and Alert Fatigue: Where we are and where we are going?
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD

How many visible/audible alerts do you have right now on your smartphone? How many of them are from email alone?

strategies for success
Reducing alarms with a chart check form
By Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, CPE, Medical Director of the Department of Family & Community Medicine and Level 2 Core Faculty, Christiana Care Health System

Primary care physicians are busy. To provide all recommended preventive services to a practice of 2,500 patients with age and sex distributions based on the US population would take 1773 hours a year, or 7.4 hours of every working day.
Sepsis: Decreasing mortality and improving time to first antibiotic
By Rogelio Pante, MD, Hospitalist/Internal Medicine and Associate Medical Director, ThedaCare Inc.

We believe that our journey to reduce sepsis mortality through the use of Clinical Informatics, training, and staff management is worth sharing.
Turning the tide on alert fatigue: Transforming Big Data into Little Data for use at the bedside
By Brian Pickering, MD, Attending Anesthesiologist & Critical Care Physician, Mayo Clinic

On average, I care for 15-20 patients a day in my intensive care unit practice.

Alarm fatigue: A simple assessment?
By Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

I know it’s minor in the grand scheme of things, but seatbelt alarms drive me nuts. People who drive with me know that I will insist they put on their seatbelts.

On Demand: Physician-led ACO Webinars
Stream the latest Physician Community Webinar sessions focusing on Physician-led Accountable Care Organizations:
Part 1 by Steven Merahn, MD, focused on Supporting Chronic Disease Management
Part 2 by Farzad Mostashari, MD, focused on the Opportunities & Challenges
Stream the Physician Community Webinar Series today.

HIMSS to Begin Offering Maintenance Of Certification Part 2 Credit
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved HIMSS to offer ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit, which encompasses maintenance of the Clinical Informatics Board Certification. Read the full announcement.

Complimentary Webinar: Ingredients for a Healthier Population
How can we, as care providers, move beyond the office to develop a healthier population? A case study presented by Cleveland Clinic, will explore how to manage variations in the practice of medicine by utilizing distance patient education, care path development, clinically integrated networks and the practical, operational realities of evidence based medicine.
Click "Add to Calendar" to save your spot with C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic.
June 17, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. CT

New Webpage: Upcoming Physician Webinars & Events
Stay informed on the latest virtual and in-person educational events for the HIMSS Physician Community like the Monthly Physician Community Webinar Series, Physician Podcast Series or the Physician Meaningful Use Dinner Event. Be sure to bookmark this page for all the latest educational events for the Physician Community and to access any archived sessions.
View the latest educational offerings for the HIMSS Physician Community.

HIMSS15 Reflections
View the most recent Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation, which provides an overview of Nursing Informatics “Views from the Top” sessions and discusses how participating in HIMSS Annual Conference promotes professional development.

10 Nurse Executives at the Top of their Game
Healthcare IT News recently announced top 10 nurse executives in the healthcare industry to be aware of, including HIMSS very own VP of Informatics, Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN.

Participate in Survey! Nurses' Use of Power to Standardize Nursing Terminology in EHRs
The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community is helping assist with student research to examine nurses’ use of power to standardize nursing terminology in EHRs. Your input is valuable to gain a better understanding of nurses’ influence in standardizing nursing terminology to improve the ability to retrieve patient data and measure outcomes of care. This survey will close July 31, 2015. Click here to access the survey. Please direct any questions or comments to Samira Ali.

Register for Nursing Informatics: At the Forefront of Nursing
Examine the growing impact of nursing informatics through trends and evidence-based results from the field. Taking place June 3rd , this webinar will explore recently published data of informatics nurses, a case study on the realities of EHR post-implementation, and illustrate EMRAM Stage 7 achievements through the eyes of the CNIO.
Learn more and register today!

By Cheryl D. Parker, RN, MSN, PhD, FHIMSS

Strategies for Managing Alarm Fatigue
Focused on clinical alarm safety, this Clinical Toolkit provides evidence-based strategies, resources, best practices and change implementation tools for reducing the impact of environmental alarms, thereby improving patient safety and increasing workplace effectiveness.

Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50: Medical device alarm safety in hospitals
Explore the Joint Commission resource page that highlights downloadable files, an archived webinar surrounding clinical alarm safety.

Alerts versus Alarms – Not Just Semantics
Brian McAlpine on HITStalk describes the difference between alerts and alarms and how to effectively address alert issues in the future.

Alarm Fatigue: A Concept Analysis
Patricia West, MS, RN, Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN and Piper Probst, MSN, RN-BC explore the concept of alarm fatigue to give a clear, common understanding of the concept to develop effective strategies and policies to eradicate alarm fatigue in the nursing practice arena. Reprint from the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.

ECRI Institute – Alarm Safety Resource Center
This educational site is intended to help you understand the issues of alarm safety in your facility, and take steps to improve it. Some resources require purchase.

Cheryl D. Parker, RN, MSN, PhD, FHIMSS, is chief nursing informatics officer at PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

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Connected Medical Devices
Through the month of June, save 20% on the best-selling book at HIMSS15—Connected Medical Devices: Integrating Patient Care Data in Healthcare Systems. Explore how health systems are using medical device connectivity to improve patient care, through reduced clinical documentation transcription errors and improved data accuracy. Get your copy in eBook or print formats.
Launch Your Career with the HIMSS CAHIMS Resource Bundle
Through the month of June, save 20% on our best-selling CAHIMS Resource Bundle, , featuring two books at one low price. The bundle features the new CAHIMS Review Guide, an ideal tool for CAHIMS exam and certification prep, and the classic Third Edition of the HIMSS Dictionary, which features nearly 3,000 health IT terms.

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