Dr. DeBuono leads Clinical Strategy in the Health Science Data Group at 3M Health Information Systems, (3MHIS) with a particular focus on value based care and population health. In her role, she and her team monitor market trends, clinical and health system challenges, federal and state health policy in order to help develop strategies and solutions to grow 3M business in delivering value. Her expertise is working with plans and health systems to assess their readiness for risk based contracting, total cost of care, value based purchasing and linking their specific needs to 3M solutions in the move from fee for service to value. She represents 3M at conferences and seminars, frequently speaking on VBC and Population Health.
Dr. DeBuono has served as a Consultant to Merck in Health Literacy and developed training materials for CDC on Principles of Public Health in eight domains from vaccine advocacy to prevention of falls in the elderly. She was Senior Partner and Global Director of Health and Social Marketing at global public relations leader Porter Novelli, where she led the global health practice and a wide array of accounts in the pharmaceutical industry, life sciences and government. She has served as a consultant to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examining their Public Health Systems and Services Research investment and results, delivering findings to their leadership team. Dr. DeBuono served as Executive Director, Public Health and Government at Pfizer Inc. where she created and managed public-private partnership programs in public health education and research.
She served as Commissioner of Health for the State of New York in the first term of Gov. George Pataki, having previously served as Director of Health in Rhode Island in the cabinet of Gov. Bruce Sundlun. In both roles Dr. DeBuono led efforts to develop Medicaid Managed Care and SCHIP programs. Following her role as Commissioner, Dr. DeBuono joined the New York Presbyterian Health System in New York City serving as Executive Vice President of their network.