Until 2016, Urgent Matters produced a quarterly e-newsletter publication highlighting topics related to acute and emergency care innovation and best practices. As of 2016, Urgent Matters is transitioning from an e-newsletter to a blog to provide more constant, updated content to our subscribers. Blog posts are typically 2-3 paragraphs and are written by Urgent Matters staff. Topics and posts relate to ED patient flow, quality, and other areas of interest to our over 7,500 subscribers including ED physicians, nurses, other providers, hospital administrators, and individuals working in research and policy.
The Urgent Matters Podcast series will focuses on health policy as it relates to emergency care. In the form of short interviews with thought leaders in emergency care, subscribers will remain up-to-date on issues facing emergency care and become better advocates for the optimization of patient flow. Urgent Matters Podcasts are available on the iTunes website.
The Urgent Matters webinar series features didactic presentations and moderated discussion with leaders in the emergency care community. Webinars are attended by between 200-500 site viewers, many of whom have multiple viewers at each site. Urgent Matters offers continuing education credits to webinar participants. All webinars are recorded and archived for download on the Urgent Matters website.
The Urgent Matters Toolkit is a collection of strategies and tools designed to target specific issues facing hospital emergency departments. This toolkit has been developed by hospitals across the country in conjunction with the Urgent Matters national program office at The George Washington University. Our goal is to continue to grow and expand the toolkit and make these resources available to the emergency care community.
Urgent Matters Conferences bring together multi-disciplinary thought leaders in the field to share the latest improvements in emergency care and hospital patient flow. Conferences explore not only solutions within hospitals, but also policy solutions.