Urgent Matters Annual Meeting 2014

• A welcome from program chair Jesse Pines, MD, FACEP, Director of the Office for Clinical Practice Innovation at George Washington University and Professor of emergency medicine and health policy

• A  keynote address on shared decision-making from Erik Hess, MD, Associate Professor of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic, whose work focuses on improving patients’ knowledge about their potential acute cardiovascular disorders; on engaging patients in decision-making; and on making evidence-based improvements in quality, efficiency, and patient-centered decisions

• Health information technology panel discussion led by Drew Fuller, MD, FACEP, developer of the “Safer Sign Out” initiative and Director of Safety Innovation for Emergency Medicine Associates, and featuring Ali Raja, MD, FACEP, and Ken Robinson, MD, FACEP

• Improving patient safety through communications with Leana Wen, MD, Director of Patient-Centered Care, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, and coauthor of When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Tests

• “Safer Admit” with Christopher Beach, MD, FACEP, developer of a tool to increase safety in transitions of care and Associate Professor in emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

• A special presentation from the winner of the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

• Patient-centered approaches to gathering patient experience data with Seth Glickman, MD, Director of the Office for Population Health and Value Care and cofounder of Bivarus

• A panel discussion on coordination of care featuring Brendan Carr, MD, FACEP; Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP; and Marcia Ward, PhD