News & Events

 

November 27, 2017. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer speaks at TedxBoston about predicting death using AI and how this knowledge may change medical care plans.


October 17, 2017. At an ACEP17 press conference, Scott Weiner, MD, MPH discusses his research on the nation’s growing opioid epidemic and what emergency physicians are seeing daily. The story is featured by several news agencies including the Boston Globe, Forbes, and CNN.


October 2, 2017. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer is featured in an article examining  Big Data and the use of Machine Learning in Health IT. The HealthIT Analytics article can be found here.


June 6, 2017. Scott Weiner, MD, MPH is interviewed by the Boston Herald about how supervised injections could help prevent opioid overdoses.


May 26, 2017. Dr. Kei Ouchi is featured in an article on the increasing need for palliative care in Emergency Departments and the national lack of palliative specialists. The story was published on Kaiser Health News and NPR.


May 9, 2017. The testing of a program to combat opioid overdose by providing locked cases of naloxone in public places is featured in the New York Times. The efforts are led by several BWH Emergency Medicine physicians.


March 28, 2017. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer  discusses the possibility for big changes in medicine, specifically in predicting death, with new advances in AI technology. The conversation can be found here.


February 2, 2017. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer‘s study, which found that about 10,000 generally healthy older patients die within 7 days of Emergency Department discharge, is featured in several health news websites including UPI and EurekAlert.


January 5, 2017. Dr. Nadia Huancahuari discusses sepsis care and bridging the gap in health care disparities for non-English speaking patients. Her story, from the American Board of Medical Specialties, can be found here.


August 26, 2016. Dr. Scott Weiner discusses opioid addiction and BCORE (Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education program. More information here .


July 19, 2016. Dr. Jay Schuur published a new analysis of where freestanding emergency departments choose to locate in Annals of Emergency Medicine. It was covered by several news agencies, including Reuters, FierceHealthcare, and HealthLeaders Media.


July 15, 2016. Dr. Scott Weiner discusses his work addressing the opioid epidemic. More information is available here.


June 28, 2016. Dr. Jay Schuur presented as part of a team leading the EQUALITY study at the Annual Meeting of Academy Health in Boston in a session titled “Emergency Department Query for Patient Centered Approaches to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: The Equality Study”. More information here.


April 06, 2015. Dr. Scott Weiner is named the H. Richard Nesson Fellow at BWH.


February 02, 2016. The ACEP EM Practice Committee along with representatives from the Observation Medicine section (Dr. Christopher Baugh) are pleased to announce the observation toolkit is now available! The toolkit is designed to help people start their own observation unit and should be a valuable resource that will continue to grow over time. The toolkit is live and allows members only access. You will need to sign in to your ACEP account to see it here.


January 20, 2016.  Dr. Scott Weiner speaks with WBUR’s Common Health about a new report, which found men in Massachusetts are being hit harder by the opioid crisis.  Read more here.


December 02, 2015. Dr. Ziad Obermeyer gives a lecture on Rethinking Global Emergency Care on the Tedx at Harvard College series. View it here.