41: Transforming Diabetes Care with Dr. Andrew Rhinehart, Chief Medical Officer at Glytec!

Listen as Dr. Andrew Rhinehart shares his entrepreneurial journey and exciting work at Glytec transforming diabetes care!

The ModernMD: Dr. Andrew Rhinehart

Dr. Andrew Rhinehart is the Chief Medical Officer at Glytec, a clinical information technology company dedicated to the mission of improving insulin management and glycemic control. Dr. Rhinehart previously served as a diabetologist and the program director of the Johnston Memorial Diabetes Care Center and Johnston Memorial Center for Comprehensive Wound Care in Virginia. He was also the Chairman of the ADA’s Primary Care Advisory Group and the first physician to be Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Success Quote:

“You have to spend money to make money.”-W Scott Rhinehart

“You have to learn to loose money gracefully.”-W Scott Rhinehart

White Coat to Business Suit:

Dr. Rhinehart is an internist by training with a passion for diabetes. Andy always had an entrepreneurial spirit with early influences from his family business. In high school he started a DJ company and after graduating from residency went into private practice. Listens as Dr. Rhinehart shares his entrepreneurial journey.

Andy’s Innovation Dose: Become an expert, join hospital level committees, increase credibility with credentialing, and speak at national conferences!

Idea to Venture:

The Idea: How can you transform diabetes care across the continuum? Listen as Dr. Rhinehart shares his work at Glytec, a clinical information technology company dedicated to improving insulin management and glycemic control and their innovative glycemic solutions!

Success: Build a cloud based system with algorithms that are physician ordered and nursing driven. Start a glycemic management committee at your hospital.

Lesson Learned: Inpatient glycemic control is important with physician practice change as your biggest hurdle. Develop a team based interdisciplinary approach with goal of preventing hypoglycemia.

Business Rounds:

Best Advice: Listen as Dr. Rhinehart shares his best life advice.

  • 1) Purse your passion to become successful.
  • 2) Produce the best possible product or service.
  • 3) Work hard play hard – Can’t be business all the time!

Daily Success Habits:

  • 1) Fit body and fit mind.
  • 2) Use lists to focus on your top priorities.
  • 3) Surround yourself with great people.

Healthcare Trends:

Population Management: Team based approach to provide excellent care.

Patient Engagement: The successful office of the future has an empty waiting room. Patients are engaged before they need your help.

Healthcare Delivery/Payment Models: Value based and quality payment system.

Data: How do we leverage big data? Use actionable data and make clinical changes based information.






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