“Year of Confusion…Year of Opportunity”

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Welcome to the official blog (njemergencydocs.com) of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (NJ-ACEP)!

This blog is part of our initiative “Year of Confusion…Year of Opportunity”  which is in response to the sea of changes happening nationally to the House of Medicine. Over the next year we will be breaking down many of the issues, trends, concepts, laws, and demographics that are changing our specialty. We will present these topics in a series of blogs entitled            “20 Things Changing Emergency Medicine“.

It has been impossible recently to pick up a newspaper or go online without being inundated with new terms, new acronyms, and new ideas related to the delivery of healthcare. Our goal is get to as many of them as possible. This is a target list of topics but we hope you, the reader, will join in with your own ideas:

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  • Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • Accounting Care Organizations
  • Transition of Care
  • Meaningful Use
  • The Silver Tsunami (Geriatrics)
  • Palliative Medicine
  • The Future of  Medical Education and Workforce Issues
  • Chronic Pain Patients
  • Genetic Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence (IBM’s Watson)
  • Medical Radiation
  • High Reliability Emergency Medicine
  • Social Media in Medicine
  • Tele (Remote) Medicine
  • Big Data

Our goal is to break down these “Big Picture” issues and provide the emergency physician with three things:


  • The What
  • The Why
  • The Opportunity (for our specialty)

We look forward to drawing on the talents of our fellow emergency physicians and welcome  as many comments as possible. While we have great leadership in our specialty there is nothing more important than well educated physicians getting out and talking to decision makers (Preserving NJ’s Safety Net). This series is just the one step in that goal.

New posts will come out about twice a month. Press the Follow button above or follow us on twitter (@NJACEP) so you do not miss any of them!

To go to our first post on ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS simply press here.

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