The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) held an international symposium on ED computer systems, November 12-15 in Miami. This was the fifteenth year for the conference. The focus was on how to effectively and efficiently use computer technology for ED process improvement. There were attendees from the 6000-bed Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, and from the UK. Reviews from the attendees and from the vendors seemed quite positive. In 2009, there was no conference due to the worldwide recession. The 2010 conference’s attendance was below projections. There are various theories as to why this was so: the continued economic slump, the transition in many hospitals to being forced to use the ED module of an enterprise system rather than a niche system, and others. Regardless, PaACEP has determined not to offer this conference in the future.


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