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Project Staff Bio

Mike Williams, MPA/HSA
Project Director

Mike is the president of The Abaris Group, a firm that specializes in emergency department and inpatient program patient flow and capacity building strategies. He has personally conducted greater than 350 hospital studies on improving performance, productivity and marketshare. He is a recognized expert on healthcare performance, benchmarking and financing having conducted 15 presentations during the past 24-months for organizations such as: American College of Emergency Physicians, California Hospital Association, Connecticut Hospital Association, American Trauma Society, Urgent Matters, The Zoll Corporation, The Coding Institute, and Beta. He is a frequent contributor to the Healthcare Advisory Board on a number of hospital and ED, subject matters. He is also a member of CAL/ACEP’s Reimbursement Committee. He is also on the editorial board for “ED Management”. He is also a senior faculty member for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Urgent Matters Project ( which is a 10-hospital collaborative throughout the country and an instructor for Harvard University on their course on “Designing EDs for the Future.”


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