Mic Gunderson is the president of the Center for Systems Improvement – a consulting firm specializing in design and value improvement for high-risk time-sensitive care.
His prior positions include national director for clinical systems at the American Heart Association; EMS system director for Kent County EMS in Grand Rapids, Mich.; president at Integral Performance Solutions; national director for quality, education and research with the Rural/Metro Corporation; director of research and education with the Office of the Medical Director in the Pinellas County, Fla., EMS system.
Over the course of his career, he served as a field EMT, paramedic and firefighter, clinical manager and director with military, private and governmental EMS agencies. Mic has authored and edited a wide range of articles and textbooks, and has served on the boards of directors for several national EMS organizations.
Full list of Mic Gunderson results
Senior management’s role in the team-based clinical quality model–
EMS leaders triage improvement projects, remove roadblocks and celebrate well-executed projects
How to form an EMS ad hoc improvement project team–
Regardless of the results, a well-executed improvement project by the ad hoc team leads to future quality improvement
EMS quality improvement through clinical specialty teams–
Harness a passion for care to identify improvement opportunities in clinical specialty areas and propose change
How to calculate the EMS value equation for chronic inebriates–
A data-driven approach can be applied to determine the value of a community paramedic intervention for specific types of frequent EMS transports
Improving outcomes with STEMI systems of care–
Address protocols for all the institutions involved across the continuum of care to initiate definitive treatment for STEMI patients
9 issues stroke systems of care must address to improve outcomes– 1
EMS triage and destination, emergency department, transfer and stroke team protocols are essential to rapid definitive treatment for ischemic stroke
Understanding value and how it relates to EMS costs–
EMS should utilize a data-driven approach to value management that considers both quality and costs
What is a system?–
Featuring systems-level questions that help to identify high-functioning STEMI systems of care