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The Economist's Healthcare in Asia 2013

Dr Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Global Director of IBM Healthcare Transformation, IBM Corporation

Dr Paul Grundy

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, is IBM Corporation’s Global Director of IBM Healthcare Transformation. In this role, Dr. Grundy 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. Dr. Grundy also serves as the President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

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 presently serves on The Medical Education Futures Study National Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a coalition he lead IBM in creating in early 2006. The Collaborative 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 U.S. international competitiveness. Today, the Collaborative represents employers of some 50 million people across the United States; physician groups representing more than 330,000 medical doctors; leading consumer groups; and, most recently, the top seven U.S. 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. On 27 March 2012, Dr Grundy was honoured as a recipient of the 2012 NCQA Health Quality Award.

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