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 with a business perspective on system design, strategy, operations and financial performance.