Tuscan Emergency

Tuscan Emergency System, Italy

PARTNER CHALLENGE A needs assessment conducted of the Tuscan emergency system revealed a resource-rich, well-developed system that lacked formal training in emergency medicine. This lack of training resulted in variability of emergency care delivery between hospital EDs and within individual EDs. Regional healthcare leaders saw the need to move towards adoption of a model in… Details
BIDMC Hospital

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

PARTNER CHALLENGE Critically-ill medical patients arriving to an emergency department can be time consuming and resource intensive. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) wanted to better serve these patients by providing them with diagnosis and treatment faster and more efficiently. Our faculty was tasked with the goal of developing a system that would decrease time of… Details
st vincent hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital

PARTNER CHALLENGE Saint Vincent Hospital’s emergency department sees over 60,000 patients annually in its 38-bed facility. With approximately 165 patient visits every day, the emergency department was struggling with ‘door to doctor’ times as high as 80 minutes and ‘left without being seen’ rates as high as 8%. Leadership was determined to increase operational efficiency… Details
BID Milton Hospital

Milton Hospital

PARTNER CHALLENGE Milton Hospital’s new emergency department was facing critical clinical and administrative challenges. In looking to address issues such as escalating waits, low patient satisfaction scores and a soaring 12% elopement rate (patients leaving without being seen), Milton Hospital partnered with our Department of Emergency Medicine to manage the ED and help improve operations… Details

Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians

PARTNER CHALLENGE The Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP) wanted to revamp its strategic plan. MACEP’s current strategic plan was created in 2006 and had become outdated. Through the design and execution of a new strategic plan, MACEP wanted to: increase member engagement improve internal and external communication initiatives firmly position the organization as a… Details
Other Projects

Other Projects

Disaster management assessment of Panama's national government for use in future disaster planning and mitigation Module developed for disaster management of terrorist events for the United Nations Disaster Management Training Program Hazardous material mitigation and response program for the City of Boston Department of Health and Hospitals Incident command system training in numerous cities in… Details
Region Skane, Sweden

Region Skane, Sweden

In 2013, we launched a collaborative project with Helsingborg Hospital in Region Skåne, Sweden. The goal of this project is to advance the emergency care delivery system in the Helsingborg area and position the hospital as a ‘Center of Excellence for Emergency Care’ within Region Skåne.

Dis Med

Disaster Medicine Projects

Alaska Shield Fellows and BIDMC fellowship faculty were invited by the State of Alaska to function as evaluators and researchers for Alaska Shield, a statewide disaster drill involving local, state, and federal agencies in numerous scenarios designed this year to mimic the 1964 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake. The events had more than 10,000 professional personnel…

Iceland Case Study

Icelandic Emergency Medicine Initiative (IEMI)

Between 2008-2011, HMFP worked with the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik on several projects: first, the development of a post-graduate, 24-month training program in Emergency Medicine which prepared Icelandic physicians for formal EM residency training programs outside of Iceland; second, the curricula development and implementation of training programs for the 12-month post-graduate EM nursing program;…

Tuscan Emergency

The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI)

The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI) is a collaborative effort between HMFP and the Tuscan Ministry of Health to create standardized training in emergency medicine for the region of Tuscany. Between 2007 – 2009, the program trained more than 625 Tuscan emergency physicians. The training resulted in a transition to a single-provider model of emergency…