Urgent Matters Annual Meeting 2015

Increasing Value in the Emergency Department: Innovations to Improve Cost and Quality

In the coming years, alternative payment models will change how physicians and hospitals are reimbursed. But will emergency medicine be a key player in the value discussion? Speakers at the 2015 Urgent Matters Meeting (Oct. 25, 2015) at ACEP15 highlighted innovations dedicated to increasing the value of emergency care and improving delivery systems. Download the presentations here.

Keynote Address: Free Standing Emergency Departments

  • Richard Zane, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Professor, Univeristy of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Nir Harish, MD, MBA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Yale University; Clinical Instructor, Yale Department of Emergency Medicine

Panel 1: Increasing Value Through Clinical Practice Innovation

  • Managing High Frequency Utilizers: Jennifer Wiler, MD, MBA, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Innovations Under a Fixed Hospital Budget: Fermin Barrueto, MD, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Upper Chesapeake Health Systems; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine 
  • The Value of Emergency Medicine within Clinical Integration: Christopher S. Russi, DO, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Future of Emergency Response: What's Changed Since the Boston Bombing

  • Eric Goralnick, MS, MS, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham & Women's Healthcare; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Instructor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2015 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year: Community Based Care-Mobile Health Paramedic/Mobile Integrated Health

  • David J. Schoenwetter, DO, Medical Director, Geisinger EMS and Geisinger Life Flight Medical Director, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
  • Kathleen Sharp, CPC, CMM, LBB, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

2015 Quality Landscape

  • Jeremiah Schuur, MD, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Panel 2: Innovations in Acute Care Across the Continuum