RediClinic’s CMO Published in Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine
CAMP HILL, Pa. (March 1, 2017) — An article written by Peter Goldbach, M.D., chief medical officer of RediClinic and Health Dialog, was the lead article in the February 16 edition of Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN), a publication by the American Hospital Association for hospital system executives and emerging industry leaders.
The article, “The Strategies for Reaching the Silent Middle in Population Health,” examined ways to engage a large portion of the population – roughly 68 percent – who are neither sick nor well. Dr. Goldberg asserts that while most people in this group do see their doctors, they are not being identified as having health challenges such as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension which can respond to lifestyle management solutions.
Dr. Goldbach encourages health care organizations to employ advanced analytics programs to develop a comprehensive health profile of each person’s clinical needs, opportunities, risks and likely behaviors; and use online portals to offer personalized opportunities to prevent the onset of many of the preventable chronic conditions. In addition, he suggests that large health care systems partner with convenient care clinics to offer high-quality care at a more affordable cost – giving them an efficient way to expand their primary care networks and clear out busy emergency rooms.
“Dr. Goldbach’s article positions RediClinic and Health Dialog’s services as ideal solutions for reaching ‘the silent middle,’ and we value his steadfast commitment to educating the market about our offerings,” said Web Golinkin, RediClinic and Health Dialog CEO. “We are confident his insights, if heeded, can help organizations improve health while reducing costs.”
This is Dr. Goldbach’s second accepted article for H&HN, a publication that reaches 60,000 health care executives, director-level managers and health policy makers as well as several thousand more educators, payers and suppliers.
RediClinic currently operates 36 clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, and 63 clinics inside select Rite Aid stores in the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Seattle areas. Since opening its first in-store walk-in clinic in 2005, RediClinic has successfully treated more than 2 million patients. RediClinic is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rite Aid Corporation. For more information about clinic locations, hours of operation, services, insurance coverage and prices, visit www.rediclinic.com.
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of population health management solutions. The company works with the nation’s largest third-party payers, employers and providers – as well as Health Dialog’s parent company, Rite Aid – to improve the health and wellness of their members, employees, patients and customers while reducing costs and improving performance in key quality measures, such as NCQA’s HEDIS and CMS’ Stars ratings. Health Dialog’s unique capabilities include data analytics, a multi-media coaching platform, and a 24/7 nurse line. For more information, visit www.healthdialog.com.