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).