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World Health Care Blog welcomes Jeff Gruen, MD

by World Health Care Blog

The World Health Care Blog is pleased to welcome Jeff Gruen, MD as a new contributor. Dr. Gruen leads the healthcare services practice at PRTM. He brings 25 years of experience as an executive and consultant and is a recognized expert in healthcare services strategy, consumerism, information technology, and innovation. Jeff will serve as chairman of the Military Health Summit at the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 14-16, 2009.

Prior to joining PRTM, Jeff was president of the care division, chief medical officer, and later senior advisor to the CEO at Revolution Health Group. He was previously the national medical executive for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum program. Prior to United, Jeff was chief medical officer and led business development for an innovative disease management/healthcare web-portal company that raised $50 million in private equity and was responsible for doubling revenues in less than two years.

Jeff serves on the board for the Disease Management Association of America, the eHealth Initiative, and the American Academy of Family Physicians’ TransforMED Innovation Division. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education, and he graduated from a pediatric residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is a former clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and a board-certified pediatrician, as well as an experienced emergency room physician.

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