Robert S. Galvin, M.D.
Director of Global Health Care, General Electric

"Update in Employer-Based Health Coverage:
An Active Marketplace Returns"

April 30 , 2004
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Colonial Penn Center Auditorium


Robert S. Galvin, M.D., is Director of Global Health Care for General Electric Company. Dr. Galvin is in charge of the design and performance of GE's health programs, which total more than $2 billion annually, as well as GE's medical services, which encompass more than 1 million visits in more than 20 countries. In addition, he is part of GE's health-care business development team, a designer of products and services for the health-care industry.

Dr. Galvin focuses on issues of market-based health policy and financing with a special interest in quality management and improvement. He has been a leader in attempting to apply "six sigma," a quality-improvement program, to health care and developing a business case for quality. He was a member of the Strategic Framework Board of the National Quality Forum and sits on the boards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Washington Business Group on Health as well as on the Advisory Board of the Council of Health Care Economics. He is a founding member of the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of health-care benefit providers that works to improve patient safety.

Dr. Galvin is an associate professor adjunct at Yale University and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He attended the University of Pennsylvania for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He received an MBA in health-care management from Boston University in 1995.

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