“If only I had a crystal ball…” I don’t. So I had our residents participate in an exercise where they brainstormed on what the ED of the future will require. I thought as they are part of the future of medicine they would have some great ideas. How right I was! I gave them as background the following: That currently EDs account for about 4% of HealthCare costs Control upwards of 15-25% of expenditures (admissions) Patients managed at home will become increasingly complex Expectations are that more acute/chronic treatment will be outside of in-patient hospital units I then gave them a specific patient in the year 2030: 64 year-old recently retired physician (me in 17 years) Complaining of fever, chills and abdominal pain with a history…