Shadow Politics, June 17, 2018

Dr. Robert P. Holman
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Shadow Politics
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with Dr. Robert P. Holman

Guest is Dr. Robert P. Holman, currently serving as the Interim Medical Director and Assistant Fire Chief for the Washington, DC Fire and Emergency Management System (EMS). DC has the highest per capita of 911 calls in the nation. He has served as the inter-agency Chair of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative whose goal is to develop more appropriate avenues of same-day medical care for those with low acuity medical needs. This will involve the development of a nurse triage line for low acuity callers and non-emergent transport to outpatient care facilities throughout the District of Columbia.

Headlined, Shadow Politics, June 17, 2018

Dr. Robert P. Holman
Broadcast Date: 
June 17, 2018

Guest is Dr. Robert P. Holman, currently serving as the Interim Medical Director and Assistant Fire Chief for the Washington, DC Fire and Emergency Management System (EMS). DC has the highest per capita of 911 calls in the nation. He has served as the inter-agency Chair of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative whose goal is to develop more appropriate avenues of same-day medical care for those with low acuity medical needs. This will involve the development of a nurse triage line for low acuity callers and non-emergent transport to outpatient care facilities throughout the District of Columbia.

Guest, Dr Robert P Holman

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Dr Robert P Holman
Dr Robert P Holman
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Interim Medical Director for DC Fire and EMS
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Dr. Robert P. Holman is currently serving as the Interim Medical Director and Assistant Fire Chief for the Washington, DC Fire and Emergency Management System (EMS). DC has the highest per capita of 911 calls in the nation. He has served as the inter-agency Chair of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative whose goal is to develop more appropriate avenues of same-day medical care for those with low acuity medical needs. This will involve the development of a nurse triage line for low acuity callers and non-emergent transport to outpatient care facilities throughout the District of Columbia.

Dr. Holman is leading efforts to divert low acuity callers away from the emergency transport system to more appropriate outpatient care settings through the Integrated Health Care Collaborative (IHC). The IHC has involved ~60 members from multiple governmental and non-governmental agencies.

He is also leading several new educational initiatives for the ~1,800 paramedics and EMT's working at DC FEMS. The Office of Medical Director (OMD) is responsible for medical oversight of each of the pre-hospital medical providers who responded to 170,000 EMS calls in 2016. The OMD is also responsible for the Street Calls division (its Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health program), Continued Quality Improvement, and the Controlled Medication program .

Previously, Dr. Holman was the Internal Medicine Discipline Director for Unity Health Care, and prior to that he was a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine for nearly 24 years, until May 2013.

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