Urgent Matters Launches Several New Podcasts


By Jesse Pines, M.D.

We at Urgent Matters are very pleased to bring you a brand-new podcast series of exclusive interviews with leaders in the health care field discussing policy issues facing the emergency care community.  Each interview lasts about 10-12 minutes and explores a specific topic where the speaker is a topical expert. Here are some of the podcasts we just recently launched:

Transition to Systems Thinking with Dr. Ricardo Martinez
Dr. Ricardo Martinez discusses the need for emergency departments and healthcare systems to transition to systems thinking.

Advocating for Policy with Dr. Nathan Schlicher
Dr. Nathan Schlicher discusses how emergency department stakeholders came together to change Washington State’s 3 visit rule for “non-emergent conditions” that would deny payment and reimbursement to providers and patients.

Geography as Destiny with Dr. Brendan Carr
Dr. Brendan Carr discusses regionalization of hospitals, co-opetition of healthcare and the need to focus on population level health.

UK’s Four Hour Rule with Dr. Suzanne Mason and Dr. Ellen Weber
Dr. Ellen Weber and Dr. Suzanne Mason discuss the United Kingdom’s Four Hour Rule, the effects it had and the implications for the United States.

Narratives in Emergency Care with Dr. Zachary Meisel
Dr. Zachary Meisel talks about the controversial role of narratives in emergency care for patients, providers and policymakers.

CMS Value-Based Purchasing Program featuring Dr. Patrick Conway
Dr. Patrick Conway, Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discusses the Value-Based Purchasing Program focusing specifically on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and the Physician Quality Reporting System and their impacts on the ED.

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