EM Observation Medicine Interest Group
Who We Are
We would like to create an AAEM EM Observation Medicine Interest Group that would benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of interested emergency physicians nationwide.
In the era of value-based care and the ever-growing need to control health care costs, observation medicine has emerged as not only a solution to some of these issues, but serves as a prototype for the sort of evidence-based, protocol driven, high-quality care that not only controls costs reduces the unneeded variability seen in much of hospital care. Emergency medicine and emergency physicians are well suited to the task of delivering such care due to our understanding of process improvement, flow, and the delivery of high-quality, time sensitive care.
As a leader in the development of quality, patient-centered, emergency medicine initiatives, AAEM and its members have much to offer the field of observation medicine. Through research and collaborative problem solving, as well as educational and policy initiatives, AAEM can help to shape this ever-growing field. Thus, we feel it is essential for AAEM to take steps toward developing an interest group that can foster ongoing collaboration among EM physicians involved in observation medicine and educated those who are interested in knowing more about this field.
Chair: Anthony Rosania, MD FAAEM
Board Liaison: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM
An inaugural meeting will be held at the AAEM Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, NV in March 9-13, 2019. Watch the AAEM website for additional updates!