Integrated ICU Checklist in EHR

April 28, 2017
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members
Adel Bassily-Marcus, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FACP

The AMIA Intensive Care Informatics Working Group is proud to present this webinar. 

The value of the ICU checklist has been recognized and validated in multiple studies, yet its adoption is not universal. One of the most challenging barriers for adoption is lack of integration within the EHR. Most EHR vendors do not offer a prebuilt tool that can be readily utilized. In this presentation, we will demonstrate the end result of development and optimization of the electronic ICU check list and how it is currently used across all ICUs in an academic medical center.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Assess the literature supporting the use of checklists in the ICU.
  • Describe the development of an electronic checklist
  • Examine and summarize how the checklist is utilized meaningfully in the EHR.
  • Illustrate current challenges and future developmental needs of the electronic checklist for the ICU.

Speaker Information

Adel Bassily-Marcus, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FACP
Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

Dr. Bassily-Marcus is an intensivist primarily in surgical ICU, who has worked since 2010 on the implementation of EHR's across all ICUs at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is currently serving as director of Critical Care Informatics, and oversees informatics needs including build, developments and optimizations across 4 campuses within the health system. Additionally he serves as director of Practice Operations for the Institute for Critical Care Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System.

This presenter has been quoted, appeared in media outlets, and/or published in:
  • EPIC User Group Meeting 2016: The ICU Checklist.
  • Chest Physician, August 2014: The Burden of Quality Measures Reporting using Electronic Healthcare Records.
  • Quality outcomes in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit after Electronic Health Record implementation. Applied Clinical Informatics. Appl Clin Inform 2015 6 4: 611-618
  • Early Detection of Deteriorating Patients: Leveraging Clinical Informatics to Improve Outcome. Critical Care Medicine. Apr 2014;42(4):976-978

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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  • Viewing the live webinar
  • Completion of the evaluation survey emailed at the webinar's conclusion, and 
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Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

Working Group webinar planner: Soojin Park
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold
Faculty: Adel Bassily-Marcus
Content Reviewer: Martha B. Adams

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