Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the Public Utility Model EMS agency that provides exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS and Mobile Integrated Healthcare services for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas. MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance service to 436 square miles and more than 936,000 residents and responds to over 140,000 calls a year with a fleet of 57 ambulances.
MedStar is a dual accredited, high performance, high value EMS system, providing advanced clinical care with high economic efficiency with no taxpayer subsidy and is one of the most recognized EMS agencies in America.
Coming to MedStar in 2008 as the Operations Director, Matt has helped guide the continued development and implementation of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider, including high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies. He is also the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.
Matt has 37 years’ experience in EMS and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, EMS economic models and EMS research.
Matt is the President-Elect of the National Association of EMTs and chairs their EMS Transformation Committee. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the University Of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Health Management and Policy, as well as an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group, developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.