Dr. Norbert Goldfield works as a medical director for a private healthcare research group (Clinical and Economics Research, 3M Health Information Systems) developing tools linking payment for health care services to improved quality of health care outcomes.
In this capacity, he has, for the past 25 years, implemented payment systems with both public and private payers linked to quality throughout the U.S. and overseas. The federal government, most Medicaid programs and many private insurers use these tools.
Dr. Goldfield is a board-certified internist practicing at a community health center. He edits a peer-reviewed medical journal, the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, and has published more than 50 books and articles on a wide range of healthcare issues. In his work, Dr. Goldfield frequently serves as a speaker on healthcare issues and brings groups together of diverse and opposing interests to improve health.
Dr. Goldfield is also the founder/executive director of Healing Across the Divides (www.healingdivides.org), a 13-year-old organization focusing on peace-building through health in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Healing Across the Divides accomplishes its objective by seeking to improve health through community-based interventions of marginalized Israelis and Palestinians.
Dr. Goldfield has continuously encouraged the highest standards of evaluation for all funded, for example, Healing Across the Divides interventions. This has resulted in third parties or governmental agencies taking over several of the initiatives after completion of the typical three years of funding. As part of these efforts to disseminate knowledge and experience, Dr. Goldfield has taught college courses, including peace-building through health, medical sociology and the impact of HIV on American cities.
Dr. Goldfield is also actively engaged on a number of boards, including Health Care for All and Congregation B’Nai Israel in Northampton, MA.