Helen Darling, President and CEO,
National Business Group on Health
Helen Darling is president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, a national non-profit, membership organization devoted exclusively to providing practical solutions to its employer-members' most important health care problems, representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues. Previously, Ms. Darling directed the purchasing of health benefits and disability at Xerox Corporation. Ms. Darling serves on the Committee on Performance Measurement of NCQA and was its co-chair for 10 years. View introduction video.
Patricia A. Gabow, MD, CEO,
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Dr. Gabow is the CEO of Denver Health, one of the nation’s most highly regarded, extensive and integrated health care systems. During her tenure and as director of Medical Services, she became internationally known for her scientific work in polycystic kidney disease. Her current research relates to health services for the underserved. Author of over 150 articles and book chapters, Dr. Gabow is also professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. View introduction video.
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, FACS,
Surgeon, Writer and Public Health Researcher, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Gawande’s research work currently focuses on systems innovations to transform safety and performance in surgery, childbirth and care of the terminally ill. Dr. Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 1998. He has written three New York Times bestselling books: Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. View introduction video.
Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, Corporation’s Global Director, IBM Healthcare Transformation
Paul Grundy, is IBM Corporation’s Global Director, IBM Healthcare Transformation. In this role, Dr. Grundy develops and executes strategies that support IBM’s healthcare industry transformation initiatives. 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. View introduction video.
With Master of Ceremonies
Len Nichols, PhD, Director,
Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University
With over 17 years of experience in health policy and development, Dr. Nichols provides a unique perspective to health care reform. He frequently testifies before Congress and provides technical expertise to governors, state legislators and other policy officials. Dr. Nichols currently serves on NCQA Board of Directors.