About This Show
Urgent Matters serves as a dissemination vehicle for strategies on emergency department (ED) patient flow and quality. Our podcasts feature interviews with healthcare innovators who are changing and improving emergency care.
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Community Paramedicine & Health Informatics
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Dr. James Dunford is an Emeritus Professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the City of San Diego EMS Medical Director. He championed the importance EMS in the development of San Diego Health Connect, the regional health information exchange and co-founded the San Diego Community Information Exchange to link the region’s social provider databases. Dr. Dunford currently serves as principal investigator for a community paramedic pilot project in collaboration with the California EMS Authority and volunteers his expertise at the National Quality Forum in Washington, DC. Jim has been repeatedly recognized for contributions to research, community service and leadership including receipt of the UCSD Chancellor’s Award, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Research Award, the Michael K. Copass (Metropolitan Medical Directors’) Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, the Outstanding AHA Physician Volunteer in the Western States and the EMS Innovator Award.