Join Us for Our 15th Annual Conference!


The focus of the 2020 Innovations in Emergency Department Management Conference will be on leadership, management, operations, logistics, strategic planning and healthcare reform. This three-day immersion into the challenges of running an ED will provide you and your leadership team with the tools and techniques to create a world-class emergency department. You’ll hear from “been there, done that” experts who have created successful practices in the ever-changing world of emergency medicine.

Discover the delights of New Orleans while staying at our host hotel, the New Orleans Marriott. Right on the edge of the French Quarter on Canal Street, you’ll be in the center of the action. There is easy access to the sights and sounds of the Mississippi River (only a few blocks away) as well as our favorite places in the Quarter - the Cafe du Monde for late-night beignets and chicory coffee, the Acme Oyster House for authentic New Orleans style seafood and other classic Cajun and Creole dishes, and Willie Mae's Scotch House for the best fired chicken in New Orleans. Jackson Square is also just footsteps away from the hotel - enjoy renown antique shops as well as talented artists and entertainers!

The guest speaker is Mike Hastings, RN, MSN 

Mr. Hastings has been active in the practice of emergency nursing and ED management for over 15 years – from rural and urban prehospital systems, to leading the research and quality program at the University of Kansas Hospital ED, to being the trauma program manager at Dell Children’s Medical Centers of Central Texas, to managing a freestanding emergency department and, currently as the clinical manager for Swedish Edmonds Emergency Department in Edmonds, Washington. Mr. Hastings has had a wide-ranging opportunity to experience the breadth of emergency practice and has been an active member of ENA since 2004. Since then he has had a progressively expanding leadership role in the association, concluding with his election to the ENA Board in 2016 and being selected as President-Elect in 2019.

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EDBA finished their 2019 Innovations in Emergency Medicine meeting in Nashville, TN. There were 17 posters submitted for the poster session and while they were all great, there was a winner and a runner up. EDBA would like to Congratulate our winner,  Dr. James Learning, Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital. Dr. Carlos Duarte, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital was our runner up. 



Click below to view abstracts from the 2019 Innovations in ED Management Poster Session. 

EHR Optimization Effects on ED Throughput and Hospital Medical Admission Flow - James Leaming, MD

Delnor Emergency Department Provider in Triage (PIT) - Carlos Duarte, MD

Vision in Action: Improving Patient Access Through Efficient ED Patient Flow - Anne Jackson, MS, RN

Improving Emergency Room Throughput without Spending a Penny - Keron Dave, MBA

A Journey to Building a High Performing Emergency Department - Leslie Johnson, SPIE

Improving ED Length of stay by Using a Nursing Flow Expeditor - Teena Kubasti, MBA, BSN, RN

Rapid Evaluation Unit Impact on Throughput and Satisfaction for ESI 3 Patients - Teena Kubasti, MBA, BSN, RN

Rapid Cycle Improvements in a Community ED: Lean Transformation - James Leaming, MD

Effects of Interdepartmental Culture Change on ED Throughput and Patients Experience - James Leaming, MD 

Engaging, Empowering and Elevating Data Driven Quality in Emergency Medicine - Luke Sullivan, DO

Factors the Impact the Efficiency of a Lean-Designed Pediatric ED - Curt Stankovic, MD, MBA 

Diagnosing the Eloped Population, An Additional Safety Net - Jeremy Sauer, MD, MS

Closing the Gap Lab Rad Patient Callbacks after ED Discharge - V. Ramana Feeser, MD

The Benefits of Membership

The Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA) provides its members with an independent, unbiased database of demographic and performance metrics. This database contains some of the cleanest information in the business.  One of the best parts of EDBA membership is being connected to others within this world, and being connected with new skill sets and concepts which can help address these specific issues.

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EDBA Performance Measures

Each year, EDBA produces an unparalleled report and hosts a webinar to highlight Emergency Department Performance Measures. The webinar presents the findings from the operating statistics for over 1,100 Emergency Departments and 40 million patient visits. The information presented assists our members in assessing their Emergency Department operations, which leads to improved quality medical care and patient satisfaction.
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