Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Insights Into ICU Beds, Occupancy Rates and Costs: The View From 40,000 Feet

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 10, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Neil A. Halpern, MD
Critical Care Medicine Physician
Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service
Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Neil Halpern is Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, a Master of Critical Care Medicine of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Colleges of Physicians and Chest Physicians.

Dr. Halpern is a member of the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine and is a prolific author and speaker specializing in innovations in ICU design, advanced ICU informatics, cost and use of critical care in America, use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in critical care, and point-of-care testing. His 20-bed adult medical-surgical ICU was awarded the national ICU design citation for 2009. He is also a consultant to several ICU informatics and point-of-care testing companies and president of Critical Care Designs, a New York based ICU design consultation group.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Categorize ICU beds and occupancy rates from the perspectives of two large national healthcare databases
  2. Understand the ongoing increase in ICU beds while ICU occupancy rates remain stable
  3. Explore the consistent increase in ICU costs through the two costing approaches - the Russell equation and projection methodologies

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Critical Care Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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