IBM’s Dr. Paul Grundy joins YOUR HEALTH for an exciting conversation about health care transformation and the patient centered medical home.
Dr. Grundy is IBM Corporation’s Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, where he develops and executes strategies that support IBM’s healthcare industry transformation initiatives. Part of his work is directed towards shifting healthcare delivery around the world towards consumer-focused, primary care-based systems through the adoption of new philosophies, primary care pilot programs, new incentives systems, and the information technology required to implement such change.
An active social entrepreneur and speaker on global healthcare transformation, Dr. Grundy is driving comprehensive, linked, and integrated healthcare and the concept of the Patient Centered Medical Home. His work has been reported widely in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, New England Journal of Medicine and newspapers, radio and television around the country. Dr. Grundy’s numerous awards including the U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award.
Dr. Grundy presently serves on The Medical Education Futures Study National Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition he lead IBM in creating in early 2006. The PCPCC is dedicated to advancing a new primary care model called the Patient-Centered Medical Home as a means of fundamentally reforming healthcare delivery, which in turn is essential to maintaining US international competitiveness. Today, the PCPCC represents employers of some 50 million people across the United States as well as physician groups representing more than 330,000 medical doctors, leading consumer groups and, most recently, the top seven US health-benefits companies. Dr Grundy is also the Chair of Health Policy of the ERISA Industry Committee.
Dr. Grundy has won numerous awards including Department of State Superior Honor Award for handling the crisis surrounding the two attempted coups in Russia, Department of State Superior Honor Award for work done in opening up all the new embassies after the fall of the Soviet Union, and Department of State Superior Honor Award for work on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. He also won four Department of State Meritorious Service awards for outstanding performance in the Middle East and Africa. He received the Defense Superior Service award for outstanding service addressing HIV/Aids and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
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