Dr. Paul Grundy

Main occupation: Director Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives at IBM

Paul Grundy is the 2012 winner of the prestigious NCQA Quality Award previous winners includes the likes of Senator Edward Kennedy.  He is the only physician ever named to the IBM industry academy.  In his role at IBM 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. Dr. Grundy also serves as the President of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an Adjunct Professor, 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’s numerous awards including the U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award.

Dr. Grundy presently serves as a director on the ACGME which is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. He is on the Medical Education Futures Study National Advisory Board and is President 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.

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