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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 quarterly scheduled operations interest group meetings to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas.
  • Recruit and develop a diverse group of medical students and emergency physicians (including residents, fellows and attendings) with a burgeoning interest in clinical operations
  • Continue the topic-focused journal club 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.

Josh Baugh, MD
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Temin, MD, MPH
Board Liaison: Julianna J. Jung, MD
Staff Liaison: Stacey Roseen

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