Hospital Emergency Departments in Crisis
From the front lines, as well as behind-the-scenes, Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP, an Emergency Medicine physician at Manatee Memorial Hospital and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Bradenton, FL, manages complex Emergency Department operations.
In his role as chief medical informatics officer for T-System, Inc. he guides strategies for addressing the critical issues that arise in hospital Emergency Departments. T-System, based in Dallas, TX, develops Emergency Department solutions by turning data into actionable information. T-System has 40% of the nationwide market for its specialized services.
Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP, was a Top 3 Reader’s Choice pick for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of National Coordinator in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Bio, Robert Hitchcock, MD, FACEP
Website, T-System, Inc.
Podcast (33 Minutes), in 2 Chapters
Emergency Departments in Crisis (0-12 Minutes)
The EMR/EHR in the ED (12-33 Minutes)
In the first chapter of the podcast, Dr. Hitchcock discusses the survival of hospital Emergency departments, a place that we, as patients and consumers, take for granted that will be there and efficiently functioning should any of us have to pay an unexpected visit.
The second chapter of the podcast discusses the Electronic Medical/Health Record from the perspective of its use in hospital Emergency departments and envisions its potential to provide seamless information exchange.
Dr. Hitchcock’s perspective complements the importance of the EMR/EHR to transform and improve healthcare quality. Listen to podcasts from the Archives on the right column with Dr. Glenn Laffel (March 2010) and Frances Loshin-Turso (August 2011). Both podcasts have been among the most downloaded.