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A Discussion on COVID-19 Health Policy with Dr. Dowling and Dr. Terry

Dr. Marisa Dowling

Marisa Dowling, MD, MPP is the GW Health Policy Fellow for the Class of 2021. Dr. Dowling graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology. She then attended Duke University for medical school and earned a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Dowling completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

Her prior policy experiences include: working for two think tanks during the Affordable Care Act debate and enactment (including publishing peer-reviewed articles), working at state (Massachusetts Health Policy Commission) and federal health agencies (Emergency Care Coordination Center, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), and leading quality improvement and Emergency Medicine professional groups.

As a Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Dowling splits her time between working clinically (DC Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital and United Medical Center (UMC)) and in health policy placements. In her current policy placement, she serves U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (Illinois' 2nd Congressional District), assisting with COVID-19 response and telehealth legislation, among a variety of health policy topics.

Dr. Aisha TerryAisha T. Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP is is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC. There, she serves as Co-Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Health Policy Fellowship, which trains physicians to be future public health and health policy leaders. She also serves as a Learning Community Leader, Clinical Public Health Mentor, Professional Development Mentor, and Clinical Skills and Reasoning Instructor in the School of Medicine. Dr. Terry has always been very active in her national specialty organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and was most recently elected to the ACEP Board of Directors which advocates for emergency physicians and patients worldwide. She is the chief executive officer of the Dr. Aisha Liferidge Minority Women in Science Foundation (MWSF), a non-profit organization that empowers the dreams of future leaders with interest in science careers. Dr. Terry is a published author and speaker whose areas of interest and expertise are in public health, health policy, access to quality care, coordinated care, and diversity and inclusion. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University, her Medical Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Public Health degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

MK Dowling, AT Terry, NL Kirilichin, JS Lee, JC Blanchard. United States Congressional COVID-19 Legislation: Recent Laws and Future Topics. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine 21 (5), 1037. Link: escholarship.org/uc/item/748005vg

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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Point of Care Ultrasound in the Era of COVID-19 with Dr. Blaivas and Dr. Ogle

Dr. Mike BlaivasDr. Meltzer discusses POCUS in the Era of COVID-19 with Dr. Kathleen Ogle and Dr. Mike Blaivas including:

  • Characteristic cardiac and lung findings
  • The role of serial exams
  • The role of POCUS in tracking disease progression

Dr. Michael Blaivas, Chief Medical Officer, EchoNous, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician, a recognized pioneer in emergency medicine, and has been involved with point-of-care ultrasound since 1993. He is currently an Affiliate Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine. 

Dr. Kat OgleDr. Kat Ogle is an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University. She is engaged in medical student, resident and fellow education. Her roles include Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Executive Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee for the residency, leading the Medical Education and Leadership Scholarly Concentration as well as Clinician as a Medical Educator course. She co-founded her department’s women’s professional development group,. She’s also been actively involved in Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) and SAEM as the Didactics chair since 2018 and co-chair of the Task Force which developed AWAEM Toolkit 2020 Edition and she was recently awarded the Momentum Award by AWAEM for her contributions. She is a nationally recognized speaker through FeminEM as well as SAEM and has taught point-of-care ultrasound nationally and internationally. Her professional interests include point of care ultrasound, medical education, mentorship, female leadership and promotion. She balances her academic and professional responsibilities with her role as a single mom.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A Discussion on COVID-19 with Dr. Solomon from NIH

Dr. Ben SolomonDr. Solomon is the Clinical Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. He and Dr. Meltzer discuss what insights genomics research might be able tell us about COVID-19.

Dr. Solomon has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brown University and a medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed medical training in pediatrics and clinical genetics through a joint Children’s National/National Human Genome Research Institute program. After completing this program, Dr. Solomon remained at NHGRI for several years as a Staff Clinician; his work focused on understanding the causes and biology of a number of congenital disorders as well as applying emerging technologies and analytic approaches to genomic and phenotypic datasets in order to ask a variety of clinically-relevant research questions.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion on COVID-19 in NYC with Dr. Ethan Cowan

Dr. Ethan CowanDr. Meltzer talks about COVID-19 impact on the NYC area with Dr. Ethan Cowan. As the pandemic spread exponentially throughout the country, NYC has been dealing with the brunt of its effects for weeks. Dr. Cowan shares his experience on changes to flow, clinical research, and provider moral.

Ethan Cowan, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of focus include Public health program implementation in the ED, HIV, HCV, SUD, Bioethics, Research Ethics, Social Justice.  He is the Director of Research and Community Engagement, Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. 

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion on COVID-19 testing with Dr. Jordan Selzer

Dr. Jordan SelzerDr. Meltzer talks about COVID-19 testing in the DC area with Disaster Medicine fellow Dr. Jordan Selzer. Including the strike team at-home testing, screening patients for symptoms, drive-through testing, and where it goes from here.

Jordan Selzer is a Disaster and Operational Medicine Fellow and Emergency Medicine Physician at George Washington University. His areas of focus include operationally focused disaster response work as well as healthcare cybersecurity.  He has significant disaster response experience: having worked in the US Virgin Islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria as well as the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. His cybersecurity work has included collaborating with FDA regulators, FBI cybersecurity experts, and medical device security researchers.  He is also a co-founder of an app-based medical tech startup MayJuun, focused on improving physician experience of healthcare delivery. 

Dr. Selzer attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is currently pursuing a Master in Public Health degree from George Washington University with a focus in Humanitarian Health and Emergency Management.

 

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion on COVID-19 with Dr. James Phillips

Dr. James PhillipsDr. Meltzer and Dr. James Phillips have wide-ranging discussion on the COVID-19 including the R Naught value, the numbers coming out of China, the sensitivity and specificity of the tests, the impact at home for doctors, treatment studies, the effects of the pandemic on society after this is over, and the way culture may have on the spread.

Dr. Phillips is an Assistant Professor at GWUH and Chief of Disaster and Operational Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a CNN Medical Analyst. Additionally, he is the Chief Medical Officer for SOSi (SOS International LLC) and serves as the medical director for Camp Taji near Baghdad, Iraq. His research and lecturing cover Healthcare Workplace Violence, Disaster Medicine, Tactical Medicine, and the role of medicine in counterterrorism. Dr. Phillips was a Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative. 

Follow him on Twitter @DrPhillipsMD.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with NTSB Chief Medical Officer Mary Pat McKay, MD, MPH

Dr. Mary Pat McKay

Dr. Meltzer discusses transportation accident investigations and research with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chief Medical Officer Mary Pat McKay, MD, MPH. Topics include distracted driving, e-scooters, automated vehicles, and the role of the emergency medicine doctor to assist in preventing impairment accidents.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz

Dr. Raul RuizA joint podcast with EMRACast, Urgent Matters welcomes Dr. RJ Sontag. As EMRA’s 2019 Congressional Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Sontag worked with Dr. Ruiz on Capitol Hill to turn medical and policy research into legislative solutions on a wide range of topics, from firearm violence prevention to surprise billing to youth nicotine use. Dr. Ruiz discusses how ED problem-solving perspective approach can impact policy, advocacy, and a more holistic view of patient care.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with Dr. Lindsey Yourman on fall prevention

Dr. Lindsey YourmanDr. Meltzer talks to Dr. Lindsey Yourman about injury prevention and fall prevention among older adults. 

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with UNC's Dr. Kevin Biese and Dr. Zack Deyo on disrupting geriatric care

Dr. Kevin BieseDr. Zak DeyoDr. Meltzer talks to Dr. Kevin Biese and Dr. Zack Deyo about ACEP's Geriatric AccreditationUNC Atrial Fibrillation Transitions Network, and other means to disrupt Geriatric Care. Also, touching on the impact of value-based care and the role of pharmacists as Advanced Practice Providers.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A Discussion with Innovation of the Year winner Call9/Dr. Timothy Peck

Dr. Timothy PeckDr. Meltzer talks to 2018's Innovation of the Year Award winner Call9's founder and CEO, Dr. Timothy Peck. They discuss Call9's beginning, its innovation and where their future lies. 

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with Dr. Andrew Herring - Full Interview

Dr. Andrew HerringDr. Herring is an attending emergency physician and associate director of research at Highland Hospital-Alameda Health System in Oakland. Herring is medical director of the hospital’s substance use disorder treatment program and attending physician at its interdisciplinary pain medicine program. He is principle investigator of the California ED-BRIDGE: Emergency Buprenorphine Treatment Project. His current research focuses on emergency department treatment of opioid use disorders and pain management. He and Dr. Meltzer discuss the ED-BRIDGE Program, the use of buprenorphine and MATs in general, and the role of the ER Doctor outside the ED.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with Dr. Aisha Liferidge - Full Interview

Dr. Aisha LiferidgeDr. Aisha Liferidge, the Co-Director of the Health Policy Fellowship at George Washington University, is a board member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Among other topics, Dr. Liferidge and Dr. Meltzer discuss complexity in the Emergency Department environment and expectations, social determinants of health, burn out, and expanding beyond the ED.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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A discussion with Dr. Jeff Kline - Full Interview

Dr. Jeff KlineA wide-ranging discussion with Dr. Jeff Kline, Vice Chair of Research in emergency medicine and a professor of physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the present Editor In Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. Among other things, he and Dr. Meltzer discuss the impact of the patient satisfaction survey era, time spent with patients, amount of CT scans, expansion of the ER, and the role of the ER doctor in the continuity of care.

This podcast was produced and edited by Andrew Petrus.

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Unexplained Bleeding in the Emergency Department: Recognizing Symptoms of a Bleeding Disorder

This podcast is sponsored by Novo Nordisk. Featuring Dr. Charlie Pollack, an Associate Provost for Innovation in Education at Thomas Jefferson University and Professor and Senior Advisor for Interdisciplinary Research and Clinical Trials, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. James Chamberlain and Dr. Pines talk about pediatric emergency care 

Improving Healthcare Delivery Systems

Featuring Dr. Angelo Falcone

Dr. Falcone and Dr. Pines talk about improving healthcare delivery systems 

 
Medication Communication

Dr. Danielle McCarthy and Dr. Jesse Pines discuss how providers communicate with patients about medications.  

Emergency Preparedness: Lessons from Boston Marathon Bombing

Dr. Eric Goralnick  and Dr. Jesse Pines talk about emergency preparedness and his experiences on the front lines during the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon  

Population Health

Dr. David Nash and Dr. Jesse Pines talk discuss population health

Massachusetts Ban on ED Diversion

Dr. Steve Epstein and Dr. Pines talk about Massachusetts ban on emergency department diversion

Trauma Centers

Dr. Rennee Hsia and Dr. Pines talk about trauma care and trauma centers

Safer Sign Out

Dr. Fuller discusses Safer Sign Out, a patient-centered, team-based innovation developed by emergency physicians to improve the safety and reliability of end of shift patient "handoffs."

Patient Experience in the ED

Dr. Glickman discusses his work on the patient experience in the ED to create actionable information that can be used by providers to improve care.

Changing the Way We Deliver Care

Dr. Raven discusses her research on the appropriateness of using discharge diagnoses as a basis for policies discouraging ED use and her thoughts on how we could be better delivering healthcare in the ED.

Clinical Decision Rules 101

Dr. Ian Stiell talks about clinical decision rules and how he began his work in this space to improve clinical judgment and avoiding tests that patients don't necessarily need.

All Medicine is Personal

Dr. Leana Wen talks about her new book, "When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests" discussing her inspiration and hitting on some of the key points relating to patient safety and testing.

Cost Conscious Care

Dr. Jay Schuur discusses cost consciousness with GWU MD candidate Chris D'Avella including the implications for providers and education for medical students and residents.

Emergency Medicine Action Fund

Dr. Wes Fields and Dr. Jesse Pines talk about the latest work of the Emergency Medicine Action Fund highlighting their new projects including a bibliography that serves as a road-map for acute care health policy researchers.

Episodes of Care

Dr. Jennifer Wiler and Dr. Jesse Pines talk about bundled payments for episodes of care and the implications for patients and providers in the ED.

Primary Care and ED Use

Dr. Adit Ginde and Dr. Jesse Pines talk about the relationship between access to primary care and emergency department use at the systems level.

Making Disposition Decisions

Dr. Lisa Calder and Dr. Jesse Pines talk about how emergency physicians make disposition decisions, where vulnerabilities lie for decision-making errors and how these might be addressed to improve patient safety.

CMS Value-Based Purchasing Program

Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discusses the Value-Based Purchasing Program focusing specifically on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and the Physician Quality Reporting System and their impacts on the ED.

Narratives in Emergency Care

Dr. Zackary Meisel and Dr. Pines talk about the controversial role of narratives in emergency care for patients, providers and policymakers.

UK's Four Hour Rule

Dr. Ellen Weber and Dr. Suzanne Mason discuss the United Kingdom's Four Hour Rule, the effects it had and the implications for the United States.

Geography as Destiny

Dr. Brendan Carr discusses regionalization of hospitals, co-opetition of healthcare and the need to focus on population level health.

Advocating for Policy

Dr. Nathan Schlicher discusses how emergency department stakeholders came together to change Washington State's 3 visit rule for "non-emergent conditions" that would deny payment and reimbursement to providers and patients.

Healthcare Coalitions

Dr. Richard Hunt and Dr. Jesse Pines join us to discuss the role of healthcare coalitions in emergency preparedness.

Transition to Systems Thinking

Dr. Ricardo Martinez and Dr. Jesse Pines join us to discuss the need for emergency departments and healthcare systems to transition to systems thinking.