The Operations Interest Group came as a merger of the Crowding Interest Group and the Clinical Directors Interest Group. Realizing that operations research is only as effective as the ability to implement its findings, the two groups merged in May 2013 in an effort to continue to drive the science of delivering emergency care forward. With both those who study the delivery of care and those who lead the day-to-day operations together, the group believes that it can better further the mission of SAEM to "lead the advancement of emergency care through education and research…”
- Mission: To improve the science and delivery of emergency medicine.
- Vision: Advancing the quality and safety of emergency care while improving the value of care delivery through producing synergy in collaborations amongst academic emergency operations leaders and researchers.
The goals of the Operations Interest Group are to:
- Conduct regularly schedule operations interest group conference calls to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas.
- Encourage the participation of the leadership and membership of clinical operations oriented groups within emergency medicine.
- Continue the topic-focused alls series to explore the potential impact of important operation-oriented studies on ED system-level practice change.
- Investigate common challenges and highlight innovative approaches to delivering safe and efficient care across different ED settings.
- Work collaboratively with the SAEM ED administration and clinical operations committee on relevant objectives and projects.
Co-Chair: Benjamin A. White, MD
Co-Chair: Joshua Joseph, MD
Board Liaison: Megan Ranney, MD, MPH
Staff Liaison: Stacey Roseen