EMS World: A New Face of Improvement

in In The News, Medic Care Systems, Process Improvement

John Erich, Associate Editor for EMS World, authored a feature article titled A New Face of Improvement: How the theories of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement are affecting patient care and EMS. The article featured David M. Williams, Ph.D. and IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh. and describes some of the core concepts from the […]

Paper: Is Austin’s EMS System Broken?

in Around Town, In The News, Medic Care Systems

Is Austin’s EMS System Broken? That was the question that resulted in a feature article for the September issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) authored by me (DMWAustin ’s own David M. Williams, Ph.D.). JEMS requested the paper after EMS industry leaders noted numerous critical stories in the local Austin press about […]

Announcing a Collaboration – Washko & Associates

in In The News, Medic Care Systems, Work

Washko & Associates is the leading expert EMS system consulting practice providing evidence-based, pragmatic, and results oriented consulting services. The firm works with organizations and communities to deeply assess and understand their EMS systems current state, defined gaps in process and performance, and then works with local leaders to reduce or close those gaps. I’m […]

Upcoming Paper on Austin EMS System Profiled

in In The News, Medic Care Systems, Research

In Fact Daily, an independent subsidiary of the Austin-American Statesman that covers city hall and local politics, covered a recent study soon to be published by David M. Williams, Ph.D. The paper is a study of the Austin-Travis County EMS System and is the feature article in the September 2013 Journal of Emergency Medical Services. […]

Austin Fit Magazine – Youth in Motion Foundation Best 2012

in In The News, Other Stuff

The January 2013 issue of Austin Fit Magazine includes it’s readers selection of the Best of 2012. The Youth in Motion Foundation was nominated as one of three local “Best Local Nonprofits” serving kids and focusing in on fitness. Congratulations to the Youth in Motion Foundation, Executive Director Amy Thiel Jones, the coaches, kids, and […]

NHS South West Improvement Profiled at IHI Forum

in health care, In The News, Measurement, Process Improvement, Work

Each year, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum in Orlando, FL, project results from across the IHI portfolio are profiled in the annual progress report. This year, one of those projects was the NHS Improvement collaboratives in the South West of England. The run chart above reflects a 7% reduction in Hospital Standardised […]

Dr. Williams Joins CommUnityCare Board of Directors

in health care, In The News, Leadership

On September 27, 2012 at the September Board of Directors Meeting of CommUnityCare, the board unanimously voted to invite David. M. Williams, Ph.D. to join the board. CommUnityCare is the Community Health Center System serving the City of Austin, TX. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which represents a vital safety net in the […]