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Clinical Decision Support
Delve into this month's issue of Clinical Informatics Insights as we look at artificial intelligence in clinical decision support systems and share valuable resources, examples and tools. Enjoy!

State of the industry
What is the Current Limitation of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support Systems?
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD.

Every day we hear news about Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacting more and more aspects of our lives. Stories about autonomous vehicles would probably top a current list of AI news. With all the excitement coming with these promising AI technologies, we are also starting to understand the limitations.

meet an informaticist
Improving Patient Outcomes Through Pharmacy Informatics
By Ashley Mains Espinosa, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS

My current career position is a product of opportunity, community, and legacy. Informal studies have shown that most pharmacists working in Informatics received their training "on the job," and I am no different.

TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Creating a Glide Path to Interoperability - HIMSS Releases a Call to Action


By Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Interoperability & HIE Committee Chair, and CEO, EMI Advisors; and Mari Greenberger, MPPA, Director, Informatics, HIMSS North America

HIMSS published a Call to Action including six key points to accelerate nationwide, ubiquitous, and secure electronic exchange of health information. These points in the call to action are direct, tangible, and actionable over the coming year.

HIMSS NEWS

HIMSS North America Board Chair Honored with Woman of the Year in Technology Award
Recognized for her accomplishments as a woman in technology in the state of Georgia, HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines received the Woman of the Year in Technology - Small Enterprise Award, from Women in Technology (WIT). WIT is a group of Georgia companies on the leading edge of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) industries. Read more. 
 
Innovating Self-Care through Health Information and Technology Systems
Parkland Health & Hospital System has come a long way from the dilapidated clapboard building it once was. Throughout its evolution from a six-decade-old structure into a 2.1 million square foot facility (one of the largest healthcare projects in the country) that opened in 2015, Parkland has rapidly evolved in their demonstration of excellence in care delivery, through their use of health information and technology systems to improve patient outcomes. Read full details. 
 
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!  
 
New Webinar Series: Journey to HIMSS18
A new series of complimentary webinars - offers you the opportunity to get a heads-up on what's new, what to expect, hot topics to explore, and how to plan your agenda for HIMSS18. From October through February, this series of webinars will provide a weekly exploration focused on hot topics - including cybersecurity, data analytics, HIE, innovation and more - as well as all the logistical information you need to be able to maneuver around the conference. Get the most out of your HIMSS18 experience now. Register for this new series of complimentary webinars today!
 
Volunteer Opportunity: HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at HIMSS18
Each year the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ draws thousands of people to the largest exhibit on the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition floor! We are seeking engaged volunteers to help us convey the value of interoperability through your unique perspectives and help our attendees get the most from their experience!  Volunteering at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase includes a number of benefits including a complimentary HIMSS18 badge which gives you access to the exhibition hall and conference education sessions March 6-9.
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TOOL BOX PICKS

By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

Clinical Decision Support - HIMSS
All of HIMSS's resources on clinical decision support can be found here, including fundamentals, case studies, and MU.
 
Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
HealthIT.gov site on CDS:

Clinical Decision Support: More Than Just 'Alerts' Tipsheet
A white paper from CMS that discusses the basics of CDS and Stage 2 MU requirements with examples.

An Example of CDS that CMS Recommends

CDC conducted a pilot project with the Institute for Family Health, in which a link to information on active gastrointestinal public health alerts was added to provider displays when they documented certain symptoms or syndromes.
 
What Does the Research Say?


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