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Emergency Medical Associates

November 30, 2011 05:00 ET

Emergency Medical Associates Joins the Blogosphere

LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently began publishing the blog "Perspectives in Emergency Medicine: Views and Vision for the Changing EM Landscape."

The blog features a rotating group of contributors who provide concise, insightful commentary on emergency medicine topics of interest to physicians, healthcare executives, medical students, mid-level providers and nurses.

"Our goal is to create a forum for current and future emergency medicine physicians -- and the constituents they serve -- to discuss the issues that affect our practice every day," said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Associates. "From decreased reimbursement to overcrowding to balancing home life and work life, emergency medicine is a specialized field with very specific challenges -- but also with very specific rewards."

Current and future bloggers include:

  • Eric Bachenheimer, MBA, MHSA, FACHE, director of ED Solutions, a consulting firm focused on emergency department clinical operations and patient satisfaction
  • Shilpa Amin-Shah, MD, FACEP, emergency department physician
  • William Indruk, MD, FACEP, healthcare executive
  • William B. Felegi, DO, FACEP, emergency department associate director

Topics for discussion include:

  • The effect of financial instability nationally on the delivery of healthcare locally
  • Issues regarding the use of medical marijuana in New Jersey, where its use was recently legalized
  • Balancing life and work, and avoiding burnout
  • Overcrowding in the emergency department and reducing wait times
  • Tips for residents for navigating interview season
  • Medicare reimbursement and how proposed cuts will affect emergency physicians
  • Affordable Care Act and the shift of the uninsured to Medicaid in light of limited funding
  • The role of physicians in developing relationships with their elected officials in Washington
  • The merits of supporting emergency medicine political action committees

Emergency Medical Associates also explores issues in emergency medicine via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), headquartered in Livingston, N.J., is a physician-led, physician-owned management company that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.ema.net, www.facebook.com/EMANews or www.twitter.com/EMANews.

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