Allison Norenberg
Project Manager, ACGME Pursuing Excellence
University of Chicago Medicine
Allison Norenberg served as the project manager for the ACGME Pursuing Excellence initiative at the University of Chicago Medicine and assisted with organizing and implementing the MD/APP-in-Room button implementation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

With pressures to improve hospital efficiency, reduce length of stay and decrease readmissions, effective communication among care teams is more important than ever. Improved physician-nurse communication is associated with improved patient experience, outcomes, and staff engagement. Communication on surgical units poses unique challenges due to early rounding by the resident team and difficulty communicating with them while in the OR.   To combat these challenges, we implemented an “MD/APP-in-room” button in patient rooms in May 2019 to send real-time notifications to nursing. Surgical…