Did Homicides Really Go Down in Austin?

in Measurement

“Murder Numbers Decrease” is the headline in today’s Austin-American Statesman. Public safety reporter Ciara O’Rourke reports on the Austin Police Department’s homicide data released for 2013. Her report indicates there were 24 homicides in Austin in 2013 and that was the least amount in the last three years. Has the homicide rate in Austin really […]

U.K. Ambulance Today – Ambulance Trigger Tools

in Measurement, Research

The Winter edition of Ambulance Today, Europe’s leading ambulance magazine, featured an article authored by David M. Williams, Ph.D. The piece focused on efforts in the U.S.A. and U.K. to develop a Global Trigger Tool to measure patient harm in ambulance services based on the in-hospital Global Trigger Tool developed by the Institute for Healthcare […]

EMS World: A New Face of Improvement

in Public Relations

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 […]