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Health Wonk Review is up at Wright on Health by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival at Wright on Health. It’s the August Recess Edition . Read on »
Consumer Reports lets us down with attack on Zohydro ER by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Guess who’s got acetaminophen? Readers like me trust Consumer Reports to provide objective, unbiased recommendations on products and services. That’s why I’m so di ... Read on »
FICO blows off medical debt for credit score. It’s about time by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I owe how much for what? FICO, the company that measures credit risk, just made two important changes to the way it calculates the FICO Score. First, debt consumer ... Read on »
Whining about the thousand-dollar pill by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Medicine is too expensive! When I saw Paying for the Thousand-Dollar Pill , an anti-Sovaldi op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by the health plans’ head lobbyist, i ... Read on »
IT strategy for health plans: Interview with ikaSystems CEO Joe Marabito (transcript) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ikaSystems President and CEO Joe Marabito This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with ikaSystems President and CEO, Joe Marabito, in which we discus ... Read on »
IT strategy for health plans: Interview with ikaSystems CEO Joe Marabito by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ikaSystems President and CEO Joe Marabito https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/hbdew0018-david-e-williams-interviews-ikasystems-president-and-ceo-joe-mar ... Read on »
Health insurance premium increases in Massachusetts: More ways it can happen by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last week ( ACA rollout hits some Massachusetts businesses harder than expected ) I described how the implementation of Obamacare caused one small businesses’s Blue Cross ... Read on »
Actually, there are clinical trials for health information technology by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine HIT research: Has to be in there somewhere! The New York Times Bits blog ( The Lessons Thus Far From the Transition to Digital Patient Records)  concludes its post ... Read on »
Narrow networks: Get used to it by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Narrow but workable Many health plans unveiled “narrow network” plans recently as part of the Affordable Care Act. These plans cover a limited number of doctors, h ... Read on »
ACA rollout hits some Massachusetts businesses harder than expected by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Like many, I’ve been surprised that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has had such an impact on Massachusetts. After all we already had near universal coverage, an ex ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at Healthcare Economist by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin hosts the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival , featuring a roundup of posts on health insurance, democracy, workers comp and more. ... Read on »
Medicaid: Program for the poor should not impoverish doctors and hospitals by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Medicaid beneficiaries deserve the same access to healthcare services and products as people with commercial insurance or Medicare. But since Medicaid pays doctors ... Read on »
Health Business TV: Cash for specialists, eVisits again, nursing shortage mythology by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=SqEf7ry112c In this fifth episode of Health Business TV, I discuss my interview with HelloMD about cash payments to specialists, ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Wing of Zock by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival is up at Wing of Zock (incidentally one of my favorite blog names!). You can catch the latest on the Affordable Care Act, healt ... Read on »
Ending one party rule in Massachusetts: United Independent Party by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Boston Globe published my letter to the editor today ( A third way for governor ). This blog post provides more detail. Massachusetts is the cradle of the American ... Read on »
eVisits: the 30 year march? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This fella moves faster than eVisit adoption When I first started working in healthcare I was told that innovations can take a long, long time to be adopted. Now I ... Read on »
HelloMD helps patients with cash jump the line for better treatment by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mark Hadfield, HelloMD CEO and founder http://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/hbdew0017-david-e-williams-interviews-hellomd-founder_ceo-mark-hadfield.m4a ... Read on »
Health Business TV: concierge medicine, premium hikes, provider engagement, HIPAA and driverless... by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In this fourth episode of Health Business TV, I discuss my mixed feelings about concierge medicine, the 29.3% price hike Blue Cross Blue Shield is imposing on us for next ... Read on »
Self-driving Uber: Coming your way in 10 years or so by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine   I drive just like Mom and Dad! I figured someone already thought of this idea, so I Googled it before writing a blog post. Sure enough, Uber’s CEO has alread ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at WIA by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Weiss Insurance Agencies hosts the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival . The new edition has a heavy emphasis on risk, from cyber liability to under-reserving. Read on »