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    Hyung Tai Kim, MD, MBA

    Hyung Tai Kim, MD, MBA, is the Vice President of Research for Ascension Health. He also serves as Managing Partner for Transformational Development, Ascension Health’s internal innovation center, which is building the next platforms for healthcare delivery in the United States by taking non-traditional approaches to traditional problems facing healthcare.

    In his role with Transformational Development, Dr. Kim leads a team that is focusing on how to meet health-related need in the future in a way that extends beyond hospitals and clinics. As Vice President of Research, he has responsibility for the Healthcare That Works part of the Ascension Health Strategic Direction, which guides us to achieving our Vision of transforming healthcare by the year 2020 by delivering Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe, and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind, for life.

    Dr. Kim and his team focus on developing sustainable, holistic models of care characterized by consistently exceptional levels of effectiveness, service and satisfaction. In addition to leading pilots of these potentially transformational approaches for healthcare delivery, he also works collaboratively with internal resources, strategic partners, and external thought leaders and research organizations on transforming healthcare in the United States.

    Dr. Kim came to Ascension Health from Thomson Medstat, where he was Vice President of Clinical Practice Leadership. Prior to Thomson Medstat, he was a leader of the healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company. He has extensive experience in leading teams working to set direction and manage change on a complex array of issues in healthcare quality, service operations and information technology. Dr. Kim was instrumental in the development of programs that help hospitals meet quality and patient care standards, while improving operational effectiveness, service and satisfaction.

    He holds a BA and MD from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor.


    Session VII: Where from Here?

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 21, 2009

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