Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets. Patients expect you to work day and night to create and lead a system they can access easily, takes care of their health needs, is reliable, and is provided at a reasonable cost.
Medic Health was founded to fill an unmet need. Communities want ambulance delivery systems to be reliable, effective, and at a responsible cost but have difficulty defining and assessing their current state. Ambulance provider organizations have the will and aspiration to achieve outcomes and enhance service delivery but struggle to identify what to improve and how to execute.
Medic Health is a global consultancy. We support community leaders and ambulance provider organizations to pursue a mission to serve your patients and your community and continually improve. Medic Health is a unique partner, and our evidence-based, collaborative, and results-focused methods are designed to support you to reach breakthrough results.
David M. Williams, Ph.D. – Principal and Chief Executive
Dr. Williams designs and improves ambulance systems. He is known for leading objective, ethical, and collegial approaches focused on patient and community needs and incorporating evidence-based and best practice methods. He is one of a few researchers to study EMS system design. His published doctoral research focused on patient-centric EMS system design.
Dr. Williams is a former paramedic, EMS commander, and researcher. Previous leadership positions include the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Fitch & Associates, and Austin-Travis County EMS.
Dr. Williams is faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and serves as a senior improvement advisor. He served as faculty in emergency health services at The George Washington University School of Medicine and public safety management at St. Edward’s University. He supported professional development programs, including the National Association of EMS Physicians Quality and Safety program, the American Ambulance Association Ambulance Service Manager program, and the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch Communication Center Manager program.
Dr. Williams served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of CommUnityCare, the Federally Qualified Health Center system serving the City of Austin, Texas, and was appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of Austin/Travis County EMS. He is an alumni of Leadership Austin (Essential 2013).
He has contributed to several EMS leadership and research textbooks and published dozens of peer-reviewed papers and industry articles. He is a frequent keynote speaker.
Dr. Williams earned a B.S. in EMS Management and an M.S. in Emergency Health Services Management. He also earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems, where his research focused on the obstacles to patient-centric EMS system design.