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wide Economic and Market Analysis staff, and the Product Planning and Economic staff. He has also had a distinguished academic career, holding faculty appointments at Harvard University, Princeton University, the George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a member of President Carter's Council of Economic Advisers.
Bruce A. Mueller is corporate vice president and director of Human Resources, Infrastructure, and Technology for Motorola, Inc. He is responsible for benefits plans and other human resources issues at Motorola. He also serves as Senior Professor of Human Resources at the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Pew Fellow from Boston University and a board member of the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is past president of Harper College's Foundation Board and an industry board member at Little City. He was the chair of the National Association of Manufacturers, Health Systems Reform Committee and a member of the Business Roundtable, the Conference Board, and the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee.
Robert F. Leibenluft, J.D., was at the time of the conference, assistant director of health care of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. He earned a B.A. and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1973 and is a 1980 graduate of the School of Law at the University of California. In 1981 he was in the firm of Hogan and Hartson, where his practice was devoted to law matters, including Medicare, Medicaid, alternative delivery systems, and antitrust and health care. He has written extensively and has been published in both law and medical journals.
Paul B. Batalden, M.D., is director of Health Care Improvement Leadership Development in the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School. In this capacity, he leads the creation and delivery of educational opportunities for physicians and other health professionals from professional school through mid-career. Dr. Batalden has been a student of continual improvement of the quality of health care for 25 years. During the past seventeen years he has applied the work of W. Edwards Deming and others to the improvement of health care. He is currently chair of the Board of the Institute for Health Care Improvement and chair of the Department of Health Care Quality at the Henry Ford Health Sciences Center.
Prior to his current position at Dartmouth, Dr. Batalden was the Vice President for Medical Care and Head of the Quality Resource Group for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Batalden is a member of the Institute of Medicine and several philanthropic organizations.
George J. Isham, M.D., is medical director and chief health officer of HealthPartners, a large health care plan that enrolls about 800,000 members in Minnesota. HealthPartners also provides direct patient care at its group practice