Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

10-14-10: Medicine Grand Rounds

Redesigning Primary Care for Chronic Disease

How Can Healthcare IT Facilitate Medication Changes and Empower Patients?

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, October 14, 2010

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Diabetes Connected Health Program in the Partners Center for Connected Health
Physician Scientist, MGH Laboratory of Computer Science
Co-Director, Clinical Effectiveness Research Unit, MGH

Dr. Richard Grant is the author over 100 original research articles and reviews. His research focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to effective primary care in patients with complex diseases (with a focus on type 2 diabetes). He recently completed his 5-year career development grant (funded by NIDDK) and is currently the principal investigator on grants from NIH (studying the role of diabetes genetic risk testing on increasing patient motivation) and AHRQ (designing, implementing, and testing a health informatics tool to support non-visit based medication management in primary care). He is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Grant completed his medical education at the University of California, San Francisco, his internal medicine-primary care residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and his General Medicine Fellowship training at MGH and the Harvard School of Public Health.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify barriers in the current health model to effective primary care of patients with chronic disease
  2. Identify new strategies that employ health information technology to change primary care health delivery


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


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