November 2018

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month! IU Health Palliative Care Teams have been hard at work providing education events for physicians and advanced practice providers at multiple sites throughout the system this year.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend in person you can also watch the recording by adult and pediatric Palliative Care Teams from the Physician Education website and search “palliative.”


Learning Objectives:

  • Define Palliative Care and its role in serious illness with introduction to Advance Care Planning
  • Discuss how Palliative Care covers the whole spectrum of a serious illness in collaboration with active treatments for patients with severe/life threatening illness
  • Review the role of a Palliative Care Consult team in the inpatient and outpatient settings

APP Preceptor Appreciation and Development Breakfast

The IU Health Office of Clinical Education will be hosting an “APP Preceptor Appreciation and Development Breakfast” for Staff Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who have interest in or are currently preceptors for NP and PA students. 


WHEN:  The free event will be Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - breakfast service and networking starts at 9:30am. 

WHERE:  It will be held at IU Health Saxony Hospital, in Community Room A & B.   Two hours of CME or CEU will be offered as well as raffled prizes. 

SPEAKERS:  Missy Hockaday, MSN, IU Health Physicians CNO, and Dr. Gabe Bosslet, MD, Assistant Dean in the IU Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Come celebrate your hard work this year, network with colleagues, better your skills as a preceptor and then have the afternoon for holiday shopping or going to the Big 10 Championship - all close by!   


Please RSVP to or 317-962-5048.


Pediatric Provider Required Module Deadline December 1st: Non-Accidental Trauma Module

Child neglect and abuse is not rare. There are over 700,000 victims nationally each year, resulting in over 1,500 deaths. In Indiana, there are over 200,000 reports yearly; 20,000 substantiated which includes 2,000 physical abuse cases yearly. Youngest children are the most vulnerable, 0-1 year olds experience the highest rate of victimization. 90% of the perpetrators are the victim’s parents.

Injuries may be missed or downplayed by medical providers. A sentinel injury is a warning sign, often a visible minor injury in a pre-cruising infant that is poorly explained, and thus suspicious for physical abuse. Sentinel injuries include bruises, sub conjunctival hemorrhages, intraoral injuries, radial subluxation (Nursemaid’s elbow), minor burns and occult fractures/abdominal injury.

30% of abusive head trauma cases are missed by medical providers the first time the child presents for care. Injuries are subtle or seem mild, symptoms are nonspecific, bruises not seen in “hidden” locations, and these injuries heal quickly.


Click here to view the Non-Accidental Trauma (NAT) 12 minute presentation by Dr. Roberta Hibbard, Dr. Shannon Thompson, and Cheryl Ramey-Hunt.  Deadline for module completion is December 1, 2018.

Registration Now Open for IU Health North Fall Primary Care Conference: Topics in Gastroenterology for Primary Care Providers

When:             Saturday, November 17, 2018

                       -  On-site registration: 7:30 am—8 am

                       -  Conference: 8 am—2 pm

Where:           IU Health North Hospital Learning Center

                       -  11700 North Meridian Street (US 31), Carmel, IN 46032

Who:               All Primary Care, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers; IU Health and independent providers welcome

Fee:                 $100 Physician/Advanced Practice Provider; $25 student; light breakfast and lunch included in registration


Register and pay online at:


Participants in the Fifth Annual IU Health North Central Region Fall Primary Care Conference will learn from subject matter experts about the following topics:

¨ Treatment options for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Dyspepsia

¨ Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management and preventive care

¨ Routine care of the stable patient with elevated liver function tests (LFTs), Cirrhosis or prior Liver Transplant

¨ Constipation and Diarrhea: Is it Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

¨ Evaluation and management of chronic abdominal pain

¨ Use of endoscopic therapies for the treatment of GERD, Achalasia and Obesity


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. 



New Security Feature to Safeguard Patient Information in Effect November 1st


Effective November 1, 2018 IU Health Privacy Office will implement a new security feature to monitor user searches and access to patient medical records.  The new system Haystack flags any potential breach of patient privacy for review of validity of record access.  


IU Health article "5 Reasons to Think Twice Before Accessing EMRs" provides some guidance for things to avoid:


  1. Looking at your own record
  2. Looking at records of family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers or other personal contacts without a legitimate business need
  3. Looking at records of celebrities or people who have been in the news
  4. Looking at records out of curiosity or concern
  5. Looking at records as a favor to someone without EMR access 


Questions? Read the HIPAA FAQs, or contact the IU Health Privacy Office at or 317.963.1940

CHIO Cast Dr. Park Updates - October 26, 2018


Interested in the status of Cerner PowerNote decommission?  How to use Dynamic Documentation (DynDoc)? Need Cerner Coaching Sessions?  Check the Center for Physician Education slider for routine updates from Dr. Park.

Center for Physician Education Events

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New Radiology Series for Continued Medical Education (CME)

Three new courses have been added to the Center for Physician Education portal that provides Continuing Medical Education credits for providers.


Recognition and Treatment of Acute Contrast Reactions and Contrast in Children

Special Situations with Contrast Media

Practice Guidelines for Moderate Sedation

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