Archive for June 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine departments faced a myriad of challenges. Dr. Tomas Spiegel from the University of Chicago and Dr. Martin Lucenti from Vizient return for part two of this three-part series. They explore factors shaping emergency medicine today and tomorrow. In this episode, they outline how operational strategies and payer models could evolve to better support emergency medicine in the future.

 Guests:

Thomas Spiegel, MD, MS, BA, ED
Medical Director
University of Chicago Medicine

Martin Lucenti, MD, PhD
SVP & CMO, Solution Architecture
Vizient

For more information, email knowledgetransfer@vizientinc.com

Show notes:

00:00-3:58     The Emergency Room as an independent, immediate care service line.

03:58-07:57   Positioning the Emergency Department to serve as a support system to route patients towards other service lines.

07:58-14:30 Helping providers shift to take on different roles and address patient satisfaction.

14:31-18:19   Changes to payment reimbursement models and how they affect the emergency department.

 

 

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine departments faced a myriad of challenges. In this bonus edition to the Emergency Medicine of the Future three-part series, Dr. Thomas Spiegel from the University of Chicago summarizes factors shaping emergency medicine today and offers his thoughts on what will be different in the future.  The broad-ranging discussion covers everything from emergency room current challenges, to implementing operational efficiency, operations management and functioning as a diagnostic center and COVID-19 patient hub for the organization.

 

Guest:
Thomas Spiegel, MD, MS, MBA
ED Medical Director
University of Chicago Medicine

 

For more information, email knowledgetransfer@vizientinc.com

 

Show Notes:

[00:00 – 01:33]  Adjusting to COVID-19 in the Emergency Department

[01:34 – 02:33]  Caring for COVID patients in the Emergency Department

[02:34 – 03:46]  Separating patients into care spaces

[03:37 – 05:44]  Identifying and treating COVID-19 cases

[05:45 – 06:05]  Guideline: The 5 liters of oxygen

[06:06 – 09:55]  Ventilators vs. high-flow nasal cannula approach

[09:56 – 12:02]  High-flow nasal cannula differs from oxygen delivered though the standard nasal cannula

[12:03 – 15:57]  Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Helmets or CPAP

[15:58 – 16:54] Contraindications for co-morbidity patients

[16:55 – 17:42] Drawbacks for treatment options

[17:43 – 18:39] Lessons learned – Prevent the vent

[18:40 – 20:25] Future of Emergency Medicine

 

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