Health Care: What Obama’s Health Care Reform Means for America’s Future, a non-partisan analysis of the future state of health care and its impact on the economy. Ms. Gibson led national health care quality and safety initiatives at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for 16 years. She was the chief architect of the foundation’s decade-long strategy to establish palliative care in the mainstream of the U.S. health care system. Ms. Gibson is the author of the critically acclaimed book Wall of Silence, which tells the human story behind the Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human, and The Treatment Trap, a book on the overuse of medical care. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
Paul Grundy, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM, FACPM, is one of only 38 IBM employees and the only physician selected into IBM’s senior industry leadership forum, known as the IBM Industry Academy. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Grundy worked as a senior diplomat in the U.S. Department of State supporting the intersection of health and diplomacy. He was also medical director for the International SOS, the world’s largest medical assistance company, and for Adventist Health Systems, the second largest not-for-profit medical system in the world. Dr. Grundy is the president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Family and has won three Department of State superior honor awards and four Department of State meritorious service awards.
Dennis K. Helling, Pharm.D., D.Sc., is executive director of pharmacy operations and therapeutics at Kaiser Permanente, Denver. His department employs more than 900 staff at its 37 pharmacies, emphasizing expanded roles for pharmacists and ambulatory clinical services. Dr. Helling’s department is recognized nationally and internationally for innovative pharmacy services in managed care. He is a clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and has been elected fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Helling was a founding member and president of ACCP and president of the American Council for Pharmacy Education. During his 19 years in academia Dr. Helling was the associate dean for clinical affairs and professor and chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Houston and associate professor and head in the Division of Clinical/Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Iowa. Dr. Helling currently serves as vice president of the Denver Hospice board of directors and is immediate past president of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. His practice emphasis and research have focused on