b"FALL 2023EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE Welcome to Philly! ACEP23 By Richard J. Hamilton, MD, MBA, FACEP For Pennsylvania emergency physicians,our mindset and mood, including our the annual meeting in Philadelphiacognitive biases, might affect diagnoses in October was a huge success. Firstand treatment decisions, understand and foremost, its my pleasure tohow stress impacts decision quality, congratulate our very own Chadd Krausand implement evidence-based DO, DrPH, CPE, FACEP on his electionprotocols to enhance the consistency Richard J. Hamilton, MD, MBA, FACEP to the ACEP Board. Chadds career hasand effectiveness of care. For example, PACEP President 20232024 been one distinguished by devotedwhen you find your mindset is a service to EM organizations at all levels,little biased toward the possibilities thoughtful scholarship and research,of a diagnosis, rely on evidence-and devoted teaching and clinical carebased scores or calculators to make at the bedside. He will be an amazingemotionless risk estimations. addition to the Board and, I believe, aIn a keynote session, FTC Chair Lina transformative force.M. Khan and healthcare researcher In this issue, youll also get to readLawton R. Burns, PhD, MBA, discussedabout the many successes we had atthe detrimental impact of healthcare the ACEP council, with eight resolutionsconsolidation.written or co-sponsored and sevenAs FTC Chair, Khan has advocated .political action andresolutions adopted or referred directlyfor stronger antitrust enforcement, to the Board for action. particularly concerning technology advocacy is job one for The meeting opened with a fascinatingcompanies. She has expressed concerns organized emergencysession on decision-making inabout the market power of major medicine. We need to tellemergency medicine by Helena Boschi,tech firms and has been vocal about our stories, and we need toPhD, MSc. We work in a rapid, high- the need to address anticompetitive stakes environment and can use thepractices. Khan emphasized the tell them to our governmentintegrated findings from neuroscienceFTC's renewed focus on promoting leaders and its agencies.psychology and behavioral economicsfair competition and mentioned to improve our decision-makingproposed bans on non-competes. Many processes. We need to understand howphysicians asked about countering continue reading on page 3"