North Highland's Dr. Ricardo Martinez Speaks on the State of Emergency Care in the U.S.

June 2, 2014

Chief medical officer shares expertise at national health care conferences

Ricardo Martinez, M.D., FACEP, chief medical officer of North Highland, a global management consulting firm, continues to be highly sought as a speaker and expert in the healthcare industry. During three recent national healthcare conferences, Dr. Martinez presented his compelling point-of-view on leveraging rapid changes in the healthcare landscape and technology to reinvent the emergency care system in the United States. Last December, Dr. Martinez’s vision was published in Health Affairs, a leading peer-reviewed journal of health policy and research, on his perspective on "Creating Integrated Networks of Emergency Care: From Vision to Value.”

“Emergency care is an essential component of the care delivery system in the United States but it remains outdated and fragmented,” said Dr. Martinez. “Our goal is to continue to share our perspective at the national level, so we can educate providers, healthcare executives and policymakers to work together in improving the quality of emergency care for everyone.”

During the month of May, Dr. Martinez presented key points from his article at the Emergency Department Practice Association’s Solutions Summit (May 4-7.) He also sat on the CEO Insights Panel for American Telemedicine Association (May 17-20) and presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians Leadership and Advocacy Conference (May 18-21.) Dr. Martinez shared his insights on how to regionalize and improve emergency care by leveraging new models of care and technology.

“Dr. Martinez is continually asked to present to the medical community on his expertise in emergency care,” said Fletcher Lance, national health care leader and vice president of North Highland. “His experience on both the clinical and operational side of health care makes him a valued resource and leader to our clients.”

Dr. Martinez is a nationally recognized health care executive with experience in academics, business and government service. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and currently serves as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, and clinically practices at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

About North Highland

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance improvement, and technology and digital. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe, and has been named as a “Best Firm to Work For” every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

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