For those of you who think the Emergency Room is a hospital's loss leader, Neal Sikka would beg to differ. Sikka, an associate professor at the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine and the brainchild behind the hospital's Connect-ER telemedicine platform, says the ED "really is the gateway to the hospital."
A diagnosis may only be a Skype call away for some patients. GW’s Health Workforce Institute has partnered with the Health Resources and Services Administration to tackle the medical issues of the future with a new study on the role of "telemedicine" – using audiovisual media and technology to treat patients from different locations.
Kris Lehnhardt, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, will receive his Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) designation from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Members of The MFA's Department of Emergency Medicine collaborated with Dr. Allen Dyer in Psychiatry to publish a telemedicine case highlighting the successful use of telepsychiatric consultation by secure video chat to remotely assess a mariner expressing suicidal ideation.
Correspondent Brian Todd talks with the MFA Emergency Department physician about safety precautions to help protect hospital workers from MERS.
The GW ER physician recounts the personal and professional challenge of tending to so many bombing victims.
The GW ER physician recounts the personal concern she managed while attending to the constant stream of bombing survivors.
Dr. Lakhmir Chawla, a Critical Care physician, comments on his study of end-of-life brain activity on Science Buzz.
Dr. Mary McKay, an Emergency Medicine physician, discussed her study of injuries with segways on the Today Show.
Dr. Neal Sikka, Emergency Medicine physician, discusses the benefits of telemedicine.