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Dave Williams – Measurement Design Group Chair

Dave Williams started his career in ambulance service in 1990 and served as a paramedic in cities across America. For the last 14 years, he has acted as an internal and external improvement advisor and expert EMS systems consultant to governmental agencies, hospitals, and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Williams founded MedicHealth.com and TrueSimple.com and is known for leading objective, ethical, evidence-based, and collegial processes that focus on the needs of the patient and the community and incorporate evidence-based and best practice methods.

Williams has taught undergraduate courses in emergency services at The George Washington University School of Medicine EMS Management program and at the St. Edward’s University Public Safety Management program. He published 100 articles including the JEMS 200-City and Salary Surveys (2004-2010) and co-authored a report on EMS for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He is a frequent speaker and advisor on EMS improvement in the U.S., Canada, the Middle East, and Europe.

Williams is on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and an IHI improvement advisor able to support teams through leading systemic improvement. He advises large healthcare system programs and multi-hospital improvement collaboratives in the U.S. and Europe.

Williams is a member of the 2013 Leadership Austin Essential Class and Vice Chairman of the board of CommUnityCare, the Federally Qualified Health Center system serving the City of Austin, Texas.