Countdown to the PHA Forum 2015: Meet Peter Goldbach MD

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

In the full court press for the pursuit and implementation of the many moving parts associated with fulfilling the triple aim, it’s advisable to dial into and take heed from those who’ve been at the table – both in terms of strategy and hands on implementation.Peter Goldbach headshot

Today we hear from one of those accomplished physician thought leaders and key executives with a holistic view of the complex ecosystem of American healthcare delivery and finance.

Peter Goldbach, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dialog, ‘a total population healthcare services provider that offers risk-bearing entities (health plans, employers and providers) an integrated suite of services driven by powerful analytics.’.

Dr. Goldbach’s journey into the healthcare ecosystem includes a ‘Zeitgeist’ fueled via both medical administration as well as the core granularity associated with operating a primary care and fellowship fueled pulmonary practice, plus powerful insights forged from hands on the forward leaning Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ‘pay for performance‘ initiative into value based contracting.

Sourced from Dr. Goldbach’s Health Dialog bio, he brings…:

…more than 30 years of medical experience to Health Dialog’s management team, including 15 years in medical administration and 17 years maintaining a primary care and pulmonary disease practice.

He is also the Chief Medical Officer for Health Dialog’s sister company RediClinic, a retail clinic service provider. Prior to joining Health Dialog and RediClinic, Dr. Goldbach served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Med-Vantage Inc., a healthcare informatics and engagement company.

Earlier in his career, he served as Medical Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he provided medical direction for the company’s “Pay for Performance” and eHealth programs, and held CEO, trustee, and medical staff president positions with two Boston-area community hospitals. Dr. Goldbach received undergraduate and master’s degrees from UCLA before earning his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at George Washington University Hospital, and his Pulmonary Disease fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a teaching affiliate of the UCLA School of Medicine.

Peter, his colleagues and many industry peers will be attending and participating in the PHA Forum 2015 (see keynote line-up here) in the Nation’s Capitol from November 2nd-4th, 2015. The PHA Forum is the go-to gathering of the best and brightest minds in the emerging if not re-engineered population health management space.

For some of Peter’s earlier work on ‘shared decision making‘ courtesy of our friends at the American Journal of Managed Care see: ‘Peter Goldbach, MD, Talks About Shared Decision Making Practices‘, and via the World Healthcare Congress, here.

Hope to see you in D.C!

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This post is sponsored by the Population Health Alliance (PHA).

 

 

Countdown to PHA Forum 2015: Meet Sam Glick @OliverWyman

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

‘Population health’, ‘accountable care‘, ‘personalized or precision medicine’, or more recently ‘consumer centric healthcare’ – a veritable potpourri of themes du jour or perhaps decades – and the responsible stewardship of U.S. healthcare assets are in a heightened state of dynamic tension. Some with limited ‘event horizons‘ may claim that this contemporary experience of acrimony if not industry disequilibrium, drifting and unrelenting internecine warfare centered on ‘health policy’ (i.e., the American healthcare delivery and financing ecosystem) can be laid at the doorstep of the consideration, passage and now implementation phase of the Affordable Care Act.

PHAForum_keynotesYet for those of us who have been at the strategy table and at the implementation helm for multiple decades, know the truth is a considerably more complex series of questions and answers than the pandemic of sound byte slams via ideological prisms.

So today in our series titled ‘Countdown to the Population Health Alliance (PHA) Forum 2015‘ we dive into that conversation with a seasoned executive and thought leader in the innovation space.PHA Forum 2015_OliverWyman_Consumer_Power

For timely context and consideration of the state of the healthcare ecosystem and our chat with Sam, check out Oliver Wyman’s thoughtful report: ‘The Patient to Consumer Revolution: How High Tech, Transparent Marketplaces and Consumer Power are Transforming U.S. Healthcare‘.

The broadcast will be live and via on demand replay thereafter at PopHealth Week at 1PM PT/4PM ET. Our special guest is Sam Glick, Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences practice, and the San Francisco Office Leader. Sam will keynote at the PHA Forum onSafely Navigating the Consumer Healthcare Evolution‘.

His indicated interests include: consumer-centric healthcare, working with leading providers, health plans, employers, ‘enablement companies’, retailers, and venture capital firms to find innovative, engaging ways to bend [the cost] trend.

Sam is an author of several recent Oliver Wyman points of view, including ‘A Billion-Dollar Decision: Charting a New Course for US Healthcare Benefits and ‘Private Exchanges Change the Game. Sam also leads many of Oliver Wyman’s healthcare commercialization research and intellectual capital development efforts.

According to bio copy on the Oliver Wyman site:

‘Sam has been invited to speak at a number of events for healthcare senior executives and board members, including the American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit, the AHA Center for Healthcare Governance Symposium, the Council on Employee Benefits Annual Conference, the Accountable Care Congress, the Integrated Healthcare Association annual board retreat, the CAPG Healthcare Conference, the Leadership Institute roundtable, and the UnitedHealth Group Smart Circle series. He is quoted regularly in both the industry and popular press.’

Join us for an informative conversation with an industry visionary. We invite you to check out the agenda for the PHA Forum 2015 and consider joining us in the Nation’s Capital for the go-to industry gathering of population health thought leaders, executives and stakeholders on November 2nd – 4th, 2015.

If you are tasked with innovation in service delivery (and financing) strategy at your health system, health plan, physician network, MSO or ACO, please follow us on twitter via @PopHealthWeek and do consider subscribing to PopHealth Week.

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Disclosure: this post is sponsored by PHA.

Countdown to the PHA Forum 2015: Meet Christobel Selecky and Sean McNamany

by Fred Goldstein and Gregg Masters, MPH

Join our guests, Christobel Selecky, Chair of the Board and Sean McManamy Board member and Chair of the Population Health Alliance Forum Program committee as we discuss the Population Health Alliance Forum . The Forum now in its 16th year will be held November 2-4 in Washington D.C., is the ‘go to’ event in Population Health for executives, providers, physicians, researchers and population health practitioners. PHAForum_

Chris and Sean discuss the forum theme Welcome to Health: Population One, which underlines all of the presentations and tracks, introducing the concept that changes in a population occur one person at a time.

This year’s keynotes will focus on the upcoming national elections and their potential impact on health care, the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and their future, and Consumerism in health care.

Currently announced Keynote Speakers are:

Eleanor Clift (@eleanorclift), a Washington correspondent for the Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and Policy. She also appears on “The McLaughlin Group” and MSNBC.

PHAForum_keynotesMark A. Siegel, (@msiegel271) former executive Director of the Democratic National Committee.  His career has spanned academics, government, politics, the private sector, print and electronic media and film-making.

Dr. William Rogers, Director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (@CMSgov).

Sam Glick, a partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice (@OliverWyman).

Lucia Savage, the Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (@ONC_HealthIT).  Her role is to foster interoperability in healthcare while ensuring security and privacy is maintained.

There will also be various tracks targeted toward supplying providers, payers and employers with practical, usable information on all aspects of Population Health. Monday afternoon will include the Executive Institute with a broad array of topics including a surprise session that will be a must attend for those in the employer wellness space.

You can learn more and register for the conference here and keep up with the conference via twitter handle @PHAVoice and conference hashtag #PHAF15. For transcripts, analtics and reach metrics check our the conference digital dashboard.