#PWChat – Communication & Integration in Emergency Medicine: Has Anything Changed in 30 Years?

#PWChat – Communication & Integration in Emergency Medicine: Has Anything Changed in 30 Years?

Join us Wednesday, February 28 at 3:00pm ET for our live, interactive tweetchat with PW blogger Matthew Loxton, MKM, CKM, on whether communication and integration in emergency medicine has improved in the past 30 years since his days as an EMT. Topics to be discussed are subject to change but will likely include:

  • Whether facts are still lost in the handoff between EMTs/paramedics and emergency department staff.
  • Whether time is still wasted in getting ambulance crews turned around.
  • Whether there are still missed opportunities for hospital staff to be better prepared for incoming emergency patients.
  • Whether there are still missed opportunities for EMS to initiate specific treatment during transport based on feedback from hospital emergency physicians.
  • Whether hospitals are alerted to the specific nature and ETA of the incoming patient in enough time to be prepared.
  • Whether emergency departments can instruct EMS to initiate specific care or to provide specific information.
  • Whether there are still gaps between what actions EMS crews take and data they collect and what emergency physicians would want.
  • Are there feedback loops from emergency departments to EMS crew to inform them of the final diagnosis and provide advice on process improvements.
  • More…

How to Join the Chat

  1. Log into your Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Where have you been?! Just kidding, we don’t judge, but you should get one! It’s easy to create, and free. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. A couple minutes before 3:00pm ET on February 28, Search Twitter (top right of every Twitter page) for #PWChat.
  3. On the search results page, click Latest at the top left. This will show you all the latest tweets using the #PWChat hashtag. The page will automatically update every couple minutes, letting you know how many new tweets there are using the #PWChat hashtag.
  4. Answer questions, reply to other’s comments, or make a comment of your own as much and as often as you like. Just make sure to leave room in include #PWChat to make sure what you tweet is included in the chat. Otherwise, it won’t be seen.
  5. While you’re at it, be sure to follow @physicianswkly and @mloxton!

About Matthew

Matthew is a principal analyst at Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB) and Director and board member at Blue Faery Liver Cancer Association. He is also the host of the weekly #MEQAPI tweetchat, held Thursdays at 3:00pm ET. Details on his positions are as follows:

Principal healthcare analyst: improving program effectiveness by using Knowledge Management, Change Management, & Lean Six Sigma to improve Health IT deployment, policy implementation, and administrative and clinical workflow. Performing Quality Assurance and Process Improvement (QAPI), and program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) that improves patient flow; surgical quality and workflow, ED workflow, bed management, Utilization Management, telehealth, and others.

– Program Monitoring & Evaluation
– Quality Assurance & Process Improvement
– Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning

Highly engaged and enthusiastic contributor of original ideas that are focused on continuous-improvement and sustainable processes in order to satisfy both the tactical and strategic objectives at individual, team, and organizational levels by using appropriate information technology and knowledge management combined with enablement of suitable Communities of Practice.

– Strong international experience in high-tech industries involving key factors of knowledge-management, quality-management, scenario-planning, project-management, and commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning.

– Leader in ongoing improvement and innovation through continuous use of organizational learning and knowledge management techniques in highly technical and multi-national/multi-cultural business environments

– Passion for human problem-solving and innovation without tears using knowledge management and organizational learning.

– Improving Business KPI’s through Knowledge Management & Business Intelligence and Analytics
– Protecting operational integrity and intellectual property through Change Management & Content Management
– Improving capacity and capability through Organisational Learning & Analytics
– Building Intellectual Capital using knowledge management to increase corporate value.
– Giving back to the community through Pro-bono work in healthcare

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