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Richard Zane, MD

motivational interviewing health coach instructor Richard Zane, MDDr. Richard Zane is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Department includes faculty based at University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center. Zane has extensive experience in designing and implementing systems of emergency care, access and clinical integration and has been acknowledged for his collaborative approach to medicine and leadership. Dr. Zane recently led a complete care redesign of the new emergency department at the University of Colorado Hospital. This new model of care has been recognized and emulated both in the United States and internationally. An expert on emergency preparedness and mass casualty care, he has been active nationally and internationally on issues related to emergency preparedness, surge and weapons of mass destruction and recently authored the World Health Organization Hospital Emergency Response Checklist. Surge capacity and mass casualty planning and response tools Zane designed were successfully deployed in response to hurricane Katrina and the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. He has also worked with and received funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Healthcare Resources Services Administration and the World Health Organization for projects on hospital and system emergency preparedness.

Past Learning Collaboratives by this Presenter:

Improving Emergency Department (ED) Quality:
Success Factors and Challenges

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