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Clinical Communication
In this issue of Clinical Informatics Insights, we explore modernizing emergency notification systems and provide resources surrounding rapid response teams. Also, please join us as we celebrate National Health IT Week, October 2-6, 2017. Enjoy!

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Shhhh...Solving the Problem of Blaring Alarms with Clinical Communication
By Carolyn Henricks, R.N., BSN, Clinical Consultant of Professional Services, PerfectServe

An intercom broadcasts a fast, high-pitched alarm for the rapid response team (RRT). Clinicians across the hospital hear the alarm while carrying out their jobs.

Coding Challenges: Hospital Readmissions from a Health Information Exchange Perspective
By Deb Bass, chief executive officer, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) - a HIMSS Nonprofit Partner and ConCert by HIMSS® Champion

A standard approach to managing population data often yields valuable results for clinical teams, as well as the patients they serve. In this post, I reviewed the lack of a standard approach gathering and analyzing the readmission data from hospital to hospital for useful conclusions and better care.

10 Ways to Celebrate National Health IT Week in Your Hometown
By Stephanie Denvir, CAE, Senior Director, Strategic Relations, HIMSS North America

With participants from Alaska to Puerto Rico, National Health IT Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. This annual collaborative showcases the essential role and important promise in transforming health and healthcare in the US.


HIMSS Physician Community Engagement Survey - Make your Voice Heard! 
We invite you to participate in the HIMSS Physician Engagement Survey. The results will help HIMSS in its continuing efforts to provide robust community resources to influence the transformation of healthcare. We will not share any personal information. Thank you for your willingness to participate. Take the survey today!  
Sacred Heart University, CT Seeking Adjunct Instructor for Consumer Health Informatics:
Consumer health informatics (CHI) is rapidly-expanding and aims to give individual health care consumers, their families, and communities the information and tools that they need to become more engaged in their health and health care. In this course, students will become familiar with a range of CHI applications, including the needs/problems that the applications address, their theoretical bases, their technical architectures, and relevant evaluation results. Students will acquire an ability to evaluate existing applications intended to help individuals adopt and maintain health-protective behaviors and to generate theory-informed design and implementation strategies for CHI applications. Please contact Stephen Burrows, DPM, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director, Sacred Heart University for more information and to share your CV. 
Realize the ROI: IHE NA Connectahton 2018 - Registration Now open!
The IHE NA Connectathon is the healthcare industry's largest, most rigorous interoperability testing event. Hundreds of industry's top leaders gather annually to collaborate and test implementations of IHE Profiles and other world-class standards. IHE's unique testing environment allows vendors to test, re-test, and debug their systems in minutes because participants are working toward a greater goal. Learn more on how to participate.
How to Apply Accelerated Learning and Spreads to Organizational Practice
Webinar - Thursday, September 21 l 12:00pm CT l Register
Because of their clinical and technical expertise, Nursing Informaticists (NIs) are frequently called upon to lead or consult on initiatives that start small but have the goal to spread wide for impact. Regardless of the size of an initiative, NIs can benefit from using a clear and systematic method to assess, understand, design, implement, evaluate, and spread best practices effectively. This webinar pinpoints the importance of implementing Learning Scale and Spreads through XLS and shares how it can be applied to your professional practice and. Led by Dennis Deas, Managing Director, Enterprise Performance Improvement, Kaiser Permanente. Click here for more information. 
HIMSS Comments on Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
HIMSS applauds CMS for recognizing the value of remote patient monitoring, telehealth services, and other information and communications technology (ICT) enabled services. In their soliciting of input on how the Medicare program coverage, payment, and reimbursement policies should evolve, CMS has signaled its leadership in accelerating physician adoption of these healthcare delivery modalities that are transforming the practice of medicine. Read full details.
Clinical Document Exchange: Share your Experience and Learn Best Practices
Are you involved with the exchange of clinical documents within your healthcare organization? The HIMSS Health Story Project is looking for feedback from clinical, administrative and/or technical end users of health IT systems that create, share, or consume clinical documents. Share your experiences in our brief survey! These survey results will be shared in the Health Story Project's Roundtable on November 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET, which will discuss key considerations for organizations who are sending or receiving C-CDA documents. Register for our November Roundtable!
Newsletter: Keep up with the Interoperability Showcase!
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By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

Rapid Response Systems
What is the difference between Rapid Response system and Code Blue?  This primer from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will cover the basics for you.

Rapid Response Teams: The Case for Early Intervention
A great overview of Rapid Response Teams and their benefits by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). 
How-to Guide: Deploy Rapid Response Teams
This IHI toolkit is a great starting point for thinking about how technology needs to be assisting the process
Rapid Response Video
Reenactment done by Children's Minnesota Minneapolis Hospital on deciding to call for Rapid Response Team - it's powerful from a clinician perspective.

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