Paul Grundy, known as the “godfather” of the patient-centered medical home movement, has spent four decades focused on population health and a healing relationship of trust with a primary care provider. He currently serves as Chief Transformation Officer at Innovaccer. He serves as adjunct professor at the University of California San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine and the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.
He is winner of the 2016 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s Barbara Starfield Award, the 2012 NCQA Health Quality Award , the American College of Occupational Environmental Medicine 2013 Sappington Memorial Award, and the Second order of the Panda award from the Governor of Sichuan—all for his work in primary care transformation.
Paul spent more than 17 years as an IBM executive, where he was chief medical officer and global director, healthcare transformation, and a member of the IBM Industry Academy prior to retirement from IBM in 2018. He is a health care ambassador for the nation of Denmark, an honorary life member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the only American awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Irish National Association of General Practice and the National Association of Primary Care in the United Kingdom.
He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s National Academy of Medicine and a member of its leadership forum and a director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) board, which accredits residency training in both the USA and Singapore.
Paul is the founding president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. He served in the Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations and is a retired senior diplomat with the rank of Minister Consular in the U.S. State Department. He served in Singapore for three years as a medical director at International SOS. He is the coauthor of Lost and Found: A Consumer’s Guide to Healthcare and Provider-Led Population Health Management: Key Healthcare Strategies in the Cognitive Era.
Paul spent much of his youth in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where his parents worked. He earned his medical degree at the University of California San Francisco and completed his residency training (in preventive medicine and public health) and post-doctoral fellowship in international occupational medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Read Paul’s statement, “Why I Support the GTMRx Institute”
“Getting the medications right is the shiniest silver bullet we have to change the quality of health care.
A personalized, patient-centered system and a coordinated approach to medications would dramatically improve outcomes, reduce overall costs and improve people’s lives. We’re going down a road where if there’s no outcome, there’s no income. The easiest way to impact outcomes is get the medications right.
Health care is a team sport. Physicians should be focusing on just two things: difficult diagnostic dilemmas and relationships. I see a huge uptick in quality of care when there’s a clinical pharmacist on the team.”