Richard Brook, MS, MBA, has over 30 years in health care industry management and consulting. He has managed medical and health economic educational programs, convention activities, and promotional product support as both an employee and a consultant. He has developed, designed, and implemented programs that capture and market structured data from medical enterprises and clinical researchers. He managed the daily operation of Medco's formulary programs and was instrumental in the development and implementation of over 20 custom formularies. Mr. Brook has worked with state and federal agencies in refining the diagnosis-related-group system, in developing the resource-utilization-group system—part of the U.S. Federal Long-Term-Care Minimum Data Set, and in developing a mental health classification and reimbursement system. He reviews for several journals including the American Journal of Managed Care and Current Medical Research and Opinion. He has a variety of therapeutic experience with marketed and developmental products and holds several degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including an M.S. in operations research and statistics, an M.B.A. in health systems finance, and a B.S. in management information systems.
Mr. Brook has been the lead researcher on numerous studies and served as the lead, corresponding, or co-author on more than 30 manuscripts in journals such as: J Med Econ; Am J Manag Care; Dig Dis Sci; Curr Med Res Opin; Hepatology; Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol; J Clin Psychiatry; Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol; J Occup Environ Med; Adv Ther; Aliment Pharmacol Ther; Value Health; and Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry.
In addition to his work as President of Better Health Worldwide, Mr. Brook is also affiliated with the following organizations:
- The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (https://naspnet.org), on the Educational Committee as the chairman for the Annual Meetings Abstracts and Posters.
- The TPG National Payor Roundtable (TPG-NPRT), as the Senior Vice President. The TPG-NPRT is an educational company that brings product and service offerings to managed care decision makers. Education and access are the key points of contact that TPG-NPRT brings to its client customers and payor medical decision makers.
- The JeSTARx Group, as the Head of Retrospective Based Research and the Chief Operating Officer. The JeSTARx Group is a data and educational resource company that worked with pharmaceutical, device manufacturers.