Improving the Value of Acute and Emergency Care: Frontline Innovation

2 min
October 28, 2017

Get a head start on your ACEP17 educational experience with this special session from ACEP and Urgent Matters. With an increasing push to value-based care and increasing quality measurements, innovations in acute and emergency care are increasingly necessary and organizations have started to realize the central role of EDs in value-based care. In this session, you’ll be able to learn directly from leaders on the frontlines of innovation, gaining an understanding of what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t as well as the government and quality-focused policies that create incentives for organizations to invest in improving acute and emergency care.

Frontline Innovation Course is supported by West Health Institute

DATES: October 28 – November 1, 2017
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
COST: Saturday, October 28, 12:30 – 5:30 pm – $89 ACEP Member, $139 Non-member, $69 Resident Member
Register HERE

October 28, 2017 – Schedule

12:30 pm – 12:35 pm


• Speaker: Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE, GWU / Urgent Matters

12:35 pm – 1:05 pm Opening Keynote: The Future of Quality Measurement in Emergency Care

• Speaker: Shantaunu Agrawal, MD, CEO National Quality Forum

1:05 pm – 1:50 pm Panel 1: Innovations In Telehealth in Acute and Emergency Care

• Moderator: Neal Sikka, MD, GWU

• Panelist 1: Brendan Carr, MD, Jefferson

• Panelist 2: Peter Greenwald MD, ED TeleHealth Co-Director, Weill Medical College

• Panelist 3: Michael Gonzalez, Houston’s Ethan Program

• Panelist 4: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA

1:50 pm – 2:05 pm BREAK
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm Update on Philips Project: Acute Unscheduled Care in Seven Developed Nations: A Cross-Country Comparison

• Speaker: Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE, GWU / Urgent Matters

 2:15 pm – 2:50 pm

2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Winner: ED Express Care Service

• Awards Presented by: Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE, GWU/Urgent Matters

• Speaker 1: Peter Greenwald, MD, ED Telehealth Co-Director Weill Medical College

• Speaker 2: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA

 2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

2017 Emergency Care Innovation Honorable Mention: Emergency Department Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions

• Speaker: Larissa May, MD, MSPH, University of California-Davis

 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

2017 Emergency Care Innovation Honorable Mention: Acute Care at Home: An ED-based Alternative to Admission

• Speaker: Allyson Kreshak, MD, UC San Diego

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

2017 Emergency Care Innovation Honorable Mention: Timely Provider Shift Report

• Speaker: Thomas Scaletta, MD, Edward-Elmhurst Health

3:20 pm – 3:35 pm BREAK
 3:35 pm – 4:15 pm

Update on Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) & CEDR

• Special Guest Speakers: Arjun Venkatesh, MD, Yale & Pawan Goyal, MD, MHA, UT Austin

 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel 2: West Health – Making the Case for Senior-focused Emergency Care: Are Physicians and Health System Leaders Aligned?

• Moderator: Tim Lash, MBA, West Health

• Panelist 1: Kevin Biese, MD, UNC

• Panelist 2: Christopher Carpenter, MD, Wash U

• Panelist 3: James Adams, MD, Northwestern

 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Keynote: Update on MIPS/MACRA in Emergency Care: CMS Innovation Center

• Speaker: Steve Farmer, MD, PhD, GWU

Timothy Lash
President, Gary and Mary West Foundation
President, West Health Institute
President & Chair, West Health Policy Center