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Douglas G. Smith, MD, FACEP

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Executive Vice President, EmCare Alliance Group
Douglas G. Smith, MD, FACEP

Dr. Douglas Smith is executive vice president for EmCare Alliance Group. He has more than 15 years of clinical leadership in medical staff development, emergency medicine and healthcare informatics. His responsibilities with EmCare involve leadership and responsibility for the management of multiple hospitals in the mid-Atlantic and northeast US, with emergency medicine, hospitalist and psychiatric specialties.

He continues to serve as an emergency physician within the US Army Reserves and currently holds the rank of Colonel. Prior to joining EmCare, he served as the Chair of Emergency Medicine at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital where he focused his efforts on improving departmental throughput, optimization of the physician workflow, and integration of the flow of information across the health system. His efforts led to a physician group and department that reached the top decile in patient satisfaction, the top 5 percent in departmental length of stay and physician satisfaction.

Smith served as vice-president of a physician led emergency medicine and hospitalist management group and as a senior leader with the Inova Health System. He was a clinical leader for the deployment of a PACCS imaging system at Inova as well as implementation of a telemetry/EKG monitoring system. He led the system-wide emergency department Electronic Medical Record implementation. Smith has used a number of EMRs including PICIS pulse check, AHLTA, MEDITECH, GE and EPIC. He uses his experience as well as knowledge of departmental leadership to assist departments and health systems with EMR implementation and emergency department process improvement.