Rank #1: Leading Disaster Medicine Initiatives in the US and Beyond
Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Dr. Andrew Bern, an emergency physician and independent health care consultant in South Florida. They discuss the process of forming specialty sections in ACEP, and focus on Dr. Bern's role in the evolving Disaster Medicine subspecialty through his continuing work in Ecuador. Dr. Bern, a former member of ACEP's Board of Directors, is a founding member of the Disaster, Geriatric, Tactical, Telemedicine and Disaster medicine sections at ACEP.
May 16 2016
Rank #2: Health Care in Financial Crisis: Are Emergency Medicine Models the Answer?
The model of emergency medicine enshrines the principles of universality, portability, freedom of choice, and equity in care for all those who walk through the door. Yet despite accounting for only 2% of healthcare costs nationwide, emergency departments receives criticism for contributing to the financial crisis of American health care. Are these criticisms justified, or does the ED coversely represent a potential solution?
Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss emergency medicine's current and future roles in healthcare policy, accounting, and quality improvement is Dr. James C. Mitchiner, attending emergency physician at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor and clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is also medical director at Michigan’s federally designated health care quality improvement organization. Dr. Mitchiner received the Colin C. Rorrie Jr., PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy for a career dedicated to advocating for more efficient, affordable healthcare in America.
Jan 25 2016
Rank #3: The Next Evolution of Medical Simulations: Updates from ACEP's InnovatED
Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz on the floors of the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in Boston, MA is Dr. Matt Bitner, Vice Chair of Medical Staff Affairs and Quality at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC. Dr. Bitner co-chaired and directed ACEP's InnovatED, an interactive exhibitional platform that gained rapid acclaim for its next-level medical simulation demonstrations. He talks about the unique development processes and educational applications for these programs, such as the popular Code Black simulation.
Mar 16 2016
Rank #4: Engaging Younger Physicians in Emergency Medicine's Future
Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to discuss the current landscape and future milestones for engaging ACEP's younger cohort of physicians is Dr. Paul Kivela, Vice President of ACEP. Dr. Kivela is managing partner of the Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group in California. Dr. Kivela has been actively involved in the ACEP council for more than 15 years and has worked with the Reimbursement Committee on fair payment issues and has been an ACEP councilor or alternate since 1994.
Apr 20 2016
Rank #5: When Disaster Strikes: Challenges in Securing Funds for Disaster Medicine
Dr. Matt Birnholz sits down with Dr. Carl Schultz, Research Director at the Center for Disaster Medical Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Schultz is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UC Irvine and recipient of the Disaster Medical Science Award at ACEP. He talks about the challenges of securing funding for disaster relief in the field and the integration of citizen volunteers in a disaster incident.
Apr 26 2016