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Douglas Ratner, MD
Susan Walsh, MD
Wealth From Health®

Healthcare / Medical

Douglas Ratner MDDouglas Ratner, MD is a practicing internist and former Chair of Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center-RWJ Barnabas Health (JCMC), the largest health system in New Jersey.  He most recently chaired the NJ Commission on Chronic Disease Management which created a public document as a roadmap to better health regardless of insurance status. In 1996 he created Wealth from Health®  as a stand-alone patient reward program and implemented it successfully at a Pennsylvania corporation. At JCMC, Wealth from Health has grown to encompass all aspects of population health initiatives. He is the co-author with Dr. Walsh of the seminal work, THE WEALTH FROM HEALTH® FORMULA: A Renaissance in Health Delivery, a medical murder mystery, In A Grain of Sand, and Tomorrow’s Health for Today’s Family. His Wealth from Health programs have been nationally recognized for  innovation by both the American Essential Hospitals Association and the Hearst Foundation.

Susan Walsh MDSusan Walsh, MD, FACP is Vice President of Population Health and ACO Medical Director for JCMC. Prior to her position at JCMC, she was Deputy Commissioner of Health for the state of NJ charged with all issues pertaining to public health including access issues, epidemiology, the creation of the NJ medical marijuana program and the state’s laboratory and statewide response teams.  Her skills in forging partnerships led to the formation of The Greater Newark Health Care Coalition and the Trenton Health Plan which continue to bring CEOs and community advocates together to find solutions for barriers to care. She also has an extensive background in managing federally qualified health centers, as VP of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, which seek to provide superior care to the critically underserved populations.

Douglas Ratner, MD
Susan Walsh, MD
Wealth from Health®
Morristown, NJ

Fee Range: $5,000-15,000

NJ, NY - Will travel nationally & internationally

A Renaissance in Health Delivery

The present day healthcare system is heading inexorably towards an unsustainable position by not recognizing the crucial need to focus on giving patients exactly what they want, better health and quality of life, not more healthcare. Choose from thirteen proven templates to redesign a complex system to achieve a large-scale impact.

  1. The Wealth from Health® Navigation Program: Navigate the patients through the increasingly complex healthcare system and reward self-management by linking with benefits from the Community Health Trust and advocate shared decision-making as well as choosing low value versus high value care.
  2. Precision Medicine: Employ latest targeted therapies and diagnostics, educate the physicians and patients as they become available, and participate in the research.
  3. High Value Care Center: Address the 30%  waste by targeting clinical variation and consistent overuse, underuse, and misuse of healthcare dollars.
  4. Primary Care Transformation with smartphones. Accessibility, convenience, and less expensive.
  5. Re-engineered Projects: Innovate for the sake of your customers, offering affordable, reliable, and accessible products that meet discrete customer need such as the Race to Zero®, a symptom reduction program to make patients comfortable during the last two years of life, and the Environmental Housecall™ Program for asthmatics to root out indoor pollutants, a major factor in the illness itself. Go beyond traditional thinking in providing effective, compassionate care.
  6. Diagnostic Excellence Center: Reduce diagnostic errors in medicine, the third leading cause of death.
  7. Pharmaceuticals Affordability Initiative: Make medication affordable and hence adherence a priority.
  8. Healthcare Leadership and Innovation Initiative: Build change agents for the future.
  9. Value Analysis Committee: Base expensive decisions on the business case (cost-effectiveness).
  10. Cancer Survivorship, HIV Survivorship and Sickle Cell Survivorship, Opioid Dependence Survivorship: Specialized navigation in high resource areas.
  11. Community Health Trust: Take social determinants off the disease causation list by involving hundreds of local businesses to do their part.
  12. Phasing Out Fee-for-Service: Prepare for a value-based system of reimbursement over next 3-5 years.
  13. Financial Care Stewardship: Stewarding patients’ resources when medical decision-making when outcomes are the same.


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