EMedConcepts, LLC provides thought leadership and strategic consulting to entrepreneurs, marketers and implementers of health information technologies and novel health devices. We bring robust experience and accomplishments of optimizing workflow for the clinician end-users (nurses and doctors) while demonstrating maximum effectiveness at minimal cost to healthcare delivery executives and decision-makers.
Steven J. Davidson, MD, MBA
Doctor Davidson, founder of EMedConcepts, is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who has practiced continuously since 1978 and a pioneer in the development and adoption of technology and new media in the health care industry.
Steve has distinguished himself as an innovator and early adopter of progressive ideas and technology beginning with his application to the then unapproved specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM). As one of the earliest EM trainees, he helped design its training programs and supported EM’s evolution into a broadly recognized specialty. He served as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and served for nine years on the American Board of Emergency Medicine. While at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (1978-1995), he led the Department of Emergency Medicine’s residency education and served as Philadelphia Fire EMS Medical Director. He founded and led the service line Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center (1995-2010) where he subsequently became SVP/CMIO.
While serving in his clinical and administrative capacities, Dr. Davidson also founded and nurtured an informatics and technology consultation practice serving medical device vendors including Cook Catheter, Sorenson Research, PhysioControl and others seeking access to the burgeoning field of Emergency Medicine and its practitioners. As a pioneer adopter of portable telephonic communication technology in the Emergency Department, he understood and negotiated the clinical, human workflow, economic, and political barriers to help realize the success of this technology. In collaboration with a colleague, Steve implemented an Emergency Department registration and clinical information system at MCP in 1980 and, in 2002, designed and deployed an Emergency Department electronic health record at MMC which included access via mobile devices.
Dr. Davidson, long recognized as a leader in health information technology and related applications that improve clinician performance while managing their workload, writes and speaks about these applications from his on-the-ground experience as a clinical leader and hospital CMIO. A graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physician Executives and serves as a reviewer for journals in emergency medicine and quality. He founded EMedConcepts to assist clients by fusing the passion of a clinical leader for his patients and with a business perspective on system design, strategy, operations and financial performance.
Download a pdf of Dr. Davidson’s speaker biography.
Media (External Links):
Wharton Healthcare Alumni Association: Philosopher’s Corner. (1/2015)
AAMI News In Profile: Physician Reinvent Thyself! (Page 18 of the PDF 9/2014)
Five Questions for Dr. Davidson (8/2013)
25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare – Information Week
How Do You Get Physicians to Change Behavior?
The CMIO Should Be a Doctor – The Health Care Blog
“Meaningful Use” – Emergency Physicians Monthly
Deploying Solutions to Meet Goals – Executive Insight
How does provider-developer collaboration improve health IT? – EHR Intelligence
Investing in Informatics: Using Big Data in Practice – The Wharton Healthcare Management Alumni Association
“Meaningful Use” – Hospitals & Health Network
When will mHealth become part of clinical workflows, EHRs? – Information Management Network News
EM Conference March 30, 2011 – Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency Website
Structured Handoffs Among Practitioners – Smart Signout