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Betty Rider has 35 years of experience as a healthcare executive, developing and leading strategic initiatives in complex healthcare environments.
Prior to joining HMA, Betty worked in academic medical centers, private specialty hospitals, managed care organizations, military treatment centers, and correctional healthcare. She has vast experience in population health management, integrated delivery systems, behavioral health, health policy, military medicine, market and business development, and provider relations.
As director of market development at Health Dialog, Betty developed, marketed, and implemented Health Dialog’s products for population health management, patient-centered medical home, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), provider performance measurement systems, group medical practices, hospitals/health systems, federal and state governments, and health plans.
Prior to joining Health Dialog, Betty was the managing principal of a southeastern healthcare practice where she provided consulting services to hospitals and healthcare systems in strategic direction and development of clinical service units, patient safety and quality of care initiatives, and technology assessments.
Her prior experience includes developing strategic, facility, and clinical/operational plans for hospitals/health systems and physician practices, serving as director of managed care for a state correctional healthcare system serving 33,000 individuals, and working as COO of a 130-bed behavioral health hospital. Additionally, she provided consulting services to pharmaceutical companies, served as a team leader for developing and implementing contracted managed care services for the Department of Defense (TriCare I and II) and local and state governments, and as the director of Hill and Knowlton’s National Healthcare Practice.
As a consultant in the Office of Educational Development at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine, Betty worked with faculty in the departments of medicine, psychiatry, neuroanatomy, and cardiovascular medicine on developing curriculum and patient education materials. She also developed and managed support services for medical students and residents.
Betty served on the National TB Centers’ Task Force to develop revised standards for education and training of healthcare professionals, on the expert panel for communicable disease established to develop testimony for congressional hearings, and as a member of closed panels selected to produce recommendations focused on optimal management of HIV, hepatitis, and behavioral health.
Betty earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and healthcare administration from Trinity University. She received her bachelor’s degree in social science (economics, sociology and history) from Trinity University. Betty is a certified Life Fellow through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Betty enjoys playing guitar, bluegrass music festivals, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her spouse and two English Bulldogs.