Beyond POCUS Archiving: Why is it so important?

12:00 pm PT
3:00 pm ET
September 20, 2022
60 min
Join our panel discussion among Point-of-Care ultrasound champions, as they share their experiences on the value of not only archiving, but fully leveraging the value of POCUS practice in the hospital environment to drive clinical excellence, financial reimbursement and operational efficiencies.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify the difference between storing images in PACS and utilizing POCUS-specific software.  
  • Understand how a POCUS archiving / connectivity program supports quality improvement and educational programs for more consistent and safer patient care. 
  • Communicate the value of a POCUS archiving / connectivity program to hospital budget administrators. 
  • Facilitate billing for appropriate POCUS scans and increase ROI. 
Moderator: Colin Bell, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Physician Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine & South Health Campus

Dr. Bell is an emergency physician in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is active nationally within the Canadian POCUS community and is currently the clinical practice lead for the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee.  Colin was previously the POCUS director for the Emergency Department at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. He completed his POCUS Fellowship at the Denver Health Medical Centre in 2016.  Colin is active as a POCUS researcher. His focus is POCUS education and automated technical skill assessment. He is a passionate advocate for image archiving.   
Panelist: John Hipskind, MD, FACEP
Ultrasound GME Director, POCUS Emergency Department of Medicine, Kaweah Health

Dr. Hipskind is a board-certified emergency physician in Visalia, CA.  He is active nationally within the POCUS community.  He currently is assistant medical director of emergency ultrasound at Kaweah Health.  He also is Kaweah Health’s EUFAC accredited emergency ultrasound fellowship director and its ACEP CUAP accredited graduate medical education ultrasound director.

Dr. Hipskind did his emergency medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 1995 prior to the widespread use of POCUS.  He became an early adapter using radiology leftovers, listened to US based podcasts as they became available, completed his POCUS fellowship through the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and is now Advanced Emergency Medicine Focus Practice Designated through ABEM.

Dr. Hipskind is active as a POCUS educator.  His focus is on optimizing end user workflow and in improving coding for billers and reimbursement for end users. 

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Panelist: Robinson M. Ferre, MD, FACEP
Chief, POCUS Division, Indiana University Health

Dr. Ferre graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed an emergency medicine residency at Maine Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Ferre served 3 years on active duty for the United States Air Force as the Emergency Ultrasound Director for the SAUSHEC EM Residency program. After separating from the Air Force, he completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Palmetto Health Richland in South Carolina.  

Dr. Ferre spent 9 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he founded the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship and the Emergency Ultrasound Division. He currently serves as the POCUS Division Chief in the Department of EM and is the program director for the Indiana University School of Medicine POCUS initiative. 

An avid teacher of POCUS, Dr. Ferre has trained thousands of students and physicians of all different specialties throughout the United States, Guyana, Nepal and Iraq.
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