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 […]

Paper: Is Austin’s EMS System Broken?

in Public Relations

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 […]

Upcoming Paper on Austin EMS System Profiled

in Public Relations, 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. […]

NHS South West Improvement Profiled at IHI Forum

in Health Care, Measurement, Public Relations

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, Leadership, Public Relations

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 […]

20 Day Challenge Day 15 – Science of Improvement and the Weather

in Public Relations

Today, I am joining you from outside Nashville, TN. I flew here last night from Birmingham to join one of my Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) colleagues to teach for the Tennessee Hospital Association on the science of improvement. We had an audience of 100 or so folks from across the state of Tennessee representing […]

20 Day Challenge Day 5 & Digital Life Security

in Public Relations

Timer started. — Last night I was brainstorming several topics to post on the blog in the coming days and then I read the story of Mat Honan in Wired. You can read it here. Matt is a writer for Wired magazine and recently he was severely hacked, resulting in loss of digital files, financial risk, and embarrassing posts on […]

Reno EMS Authority Wins CMS Innovation Grant

in Public Relations

Yesterday was an exciting day for the Reno EMS Authority (REMSA) in Reno, NV. A press conference was held by the leadership to formally announce they were awarded a Health Care Innovation Award for $9.9 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicad Services (CMS). As part of President Obama’s focus on health care reform […]