Google Glass the BIDMC Emergency Department

Wearable technology is the wave of the future and The Boston Globe sees that wave cresting at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Steven Horng, MD, attending physician in our Department of Emergency Medicine, is featured in The Globe’s “Game Changers” list for his role in leading the introduction of Google Glass into the emergency department.…

Educational Program in Denmark focused on undifferentiated geriatric patients and clinical nurse leadership

In May of 2014, Barbara Masser, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Needham, traveled to Region Sjaelland in Denmark to conduct a visiting professor program focused on the management of undifferentiated geriatric patients and the development of clinical pathways. A second educational track was led by Claire Riley, RN, who focused her discussions…

Our Department Hosts Physician and Nurse EM Educators from Sweden

In April of 2014, physician and nursing leaders from Region Skåne, Sweden, traveled to Boston to participate in a two-track strategic planning session regarding a regional emergency medicine residency program and emergency nursing competency programs. The visiting group, the Regional Education Subgroup, is a multidisciplinary, multisite group focused on emergency medicine education in Region Skåne. It…

HMFP Hosts EM Leaders from Sweden

In February of 2014, a team of physicians and nurses from the Region Skane leadership subgroup visited our Department of Emergency Medicine, at HMFP, to participate in an educational program and strategic planning session regarding emergency department leadership. Various aspects of effective leadership and team communication were discussed. It was a pleasure to host our…

HMFP Hosts Colleagues from Sweden

Our Department of Emergency Medicine recently hosted a group of emergency medicine colleagues from the Region Skåne, Sweden. It was a pleasure to host our colleagues as well as share ideas regarding the practice of emergency medicine. During their time on campus, our visitors enjoyed presentations on topics such as the optimization and organization of high…

HMFP Conducts 2013 IEDLI Program

Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians is currently participating in the 2013 International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) program in Florence, Italy. IEDLI was created by Harvard Medical School faculty and other international experts in order to provide ED leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to operate successful emergency departments in any part of the…

Our Department Sponsors Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress

Our Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Seventh Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress in the city of Marseille, France (September 8-11, 2013).  This year’s theme revolves around ‘Simulation in Emergency Medicine’ and we are excited to explore this issue with more than 2,000 emergency medicine colleagues representing more than 75…

HMFP travels to Sweden to continue collaboration

Our International Collaborations Director, Robert Freitas, MHA, and Medical Director, Philip Anderson, MD, are currently in the Region Skåne, Sweden assisting our partners and colleagues at Helsingborg Hospital, in an initiative to improve emergency care throughout the Region. During phase 1 of the project, our faculty conducted a needs assessment that analyzed Helsingborg’s emergency department…

2013 Tuscan EMS Initiative kicks off with paramedic workshop

Boston EMS and BIDMC paramedics are in Florence this week to kick off the 2013 Tuscan Emergency Medical Services Initiative (TEMSI) program with a workshop on splinting and backboarding. TEMSI launched in 2012 as a joint project between our Department of Emergency Medicine and the University of Florence, Italy. The goal of TEMSI is to…