Annual Emergency Medicine Conference

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Breaking Down Barriers for Better Patient Care
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MHA Conference Center, Burlington, MA
$229 MHA Member Rate
$329 Non-Member Rate

Massachusetts emergency departments are tasked with myriad regulatory compliance issues while also adapting to evolving treatment issues that pose increasing complexity. At this year’s program, we will feature healthcare regulatory expert George Mills, currently with JLL, but with 14 years of experience at The Joint Commission, serving as its Director of Engineering for the last six years. Some of the topics George will discuss include the Impact on ED suite versus open room concepts, life safety code requirements, and ligature standards to reduce suicide and self-harm. We will also look at best practices in medication for addiction treatment (MAT) from our local hospitals. We’ll conclude with an in-depth discussion on clinician burnout and provide tangible action plans for prevention and resilience. We hope you'll join us this year!

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45-10:30 a.m.
The Complex Physical Environment of the ED: Staying Up to Date & Compliant
George Mills, Director of Healthcare Technical Operations, JLL (Former Director of the Department of Engineering at the Joint Commission)

10:30-10:45 a.m. BREAK

10:45-11:10 a.m.
Legislative Update: Key ED Takeaways from the New Opioid Laws
MHA Staff

11:10 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
The Latest Best Practices in Medication for Addiction Treatment
Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, Exec. Vice Chair, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Evan R. Berg, MD, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center 

12:15-1 p.m. LUNCHEON

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Preventing Professional Burnout in the ED
Theresa Tavernero, RN, CEN, MBA, Vice President, Hospital Based Services & Performance & Innovation Consultant, TeamHealth

Reactor Panel Discussion/Invited Panelists:

Josh Gray, Vice President, Research, athenahealth
Lauren Coyne, RN, MS, LICSW, APRN, Office of Clinician Support, Boston Children's Hospital
Steven Strongwater, MD, President & CEO, Atrius Health

2:30 p.m. ADJOURN
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