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
The Complex Physical Environment of the ED: Staying Up to Date & Compliant
, Director of Healthcare Technical Operations, JLL (Former Director of the Department of Engineering at the Joint Commission)
10:30-10:45 a.m. BREAK
Legislative Update: Key ED Takeaways from the New Opioid Laws
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, Medical Director., Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
12:15-1 p.m. LUNCHEON
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Preventing Professional Burnout in the ED
, RN, CEN, MBA, Vice President, Hospital Based Services & Performance & Innovation Consultant, TeamHealth
Reactor Panel Discussion/Invited Panelists:
, Vice President, Research, athenahealth
, RN, MS, LICSW, APRN, Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital
, MD, President & CEO, Atrius Health
2:15 p.m. ADJOURN