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Urgent Matters

Dec 1, 2014

This week, Dr Pines interviews Dr George Hertner of Memorial Hospital in Colorado about how point-of-care testing has and can change hospitals, what are the benefits and costs of these tools, and where they are most useful. 




Urgent Matters serves as a dissemination vehicle for strategies on emergency department...

Nov 17, 2014

Dr. Tom Scaletta of Edward Hospital in Naperville IL talks to Dr. Jesse Pines, the director of Urgent Matters, about the development and implementation of an automated system for contacting patients discharged from the emergency department. 

Nov 3, 2014

Dr Jesse Pines interviews Dr Thom Mayer of Inova Fairfax Hospital about their "Risk Free ED" program. Through this initiative, the hospital has reduced clinical variation, providing better medical care for patients as well as significantly reducing the hospital's financial risk due to litigation. 

Oct 8, 2014

Dr. Jesse Pines interviews Dr. Karen Sepucha of Massachusetts General Hospital's Health Decision Sciences Center about her work studying shared decision making between clinicians and patients and their development of patient decision aids. 

Oct 1, 2014

Dr. Jesse Pines interviews Dr. Karin Rhodes about her studies of patient access to care.