The growth of Direct Care continues to spread across the country as more and more people begin to realize its positive influence on healthcare delivery. As awareness has grown, so too has R-Health – as one of the leaders of the industry, R-Health continues to expand its footprint in New Jersey by not only offering unprecedented relationship-based access to doctors, but curating a model that challenges the episodic, transactional, and volume-maximizing traits that presently exist.
Last year, Hint, a software organization that helps streamline administrative tasks for Direct Care practices, released a study on the practice trends of Direct Care, or Direct Primary Care. Hint reported that the average yearly patient panel growth for Direct Care practices is growing at over 8% per year. With more time with the patients due to the elimination of many administrative tasks, Direct Care is great for both the doctor and the patient.
R-Health follows right along these lines. Not only does R-Health offer individual memberships, but after signing a groundbreaking contract with the State of New Jersey, it is able to offer Direct Care as a benefit to over half a million New Jersey school and state employees and their families, completely free of charge.
With such an historic agreement, R-Health saw major growth over the past year. R-Health expanded to seven locations across New Jersey, three which came during the final quarter of 2017. Just like our approach to healthcare, our sites are committed to quality, excellence, and convenience. With comfortable assessment areas along with some of the latest technology in medicine, our locations offer the convenience of a one-stop-shop for all primary care needs whether you’re a patient or doctor. To see a list of all of locations, please visit our website.
Recognized as game changers, in 2017 R-Health received Philadelphia Business Journal’s Healthcare Innovator award for our efforts to reinvent the healthcare industry. Other news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and NJBIZ were just a few others who graciously acknowledged the hard work and commitment towards the success of this model.
In closing, this past year has been a great year for Direct Care, and an even greater year for R-Health. Now having laid a strong foundation in New Jersey, R-Health is driven to expand to more markets and develop new relationships with other businesses more than ever. As a tight knit group that puts our doctors and patients first, excitement ensues for what’s to come and we hope that more physicians join our clinical team to enjoy it with us.