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Digital pathology in action: Interview with Omnyx CEO Mamar Gelaye by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Omnyx CEO Mamar Gelaye https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/hbdew0031-david-e-williams-interviews-omnyx-ceo-mamar-gelaye.mp3 Pathologists are physicia ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Wing of Zock by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some blogs have cool names. Example: Wing of Zock, which hosts the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival. You’ll want to check it out because it contains a rich trove of ... Read on »
Hospitals say: Show me the money! (I’m quoted) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hospitals and other healthcare providers are struggling to collect out-of-pocket costs from patients. This has always been the case to some degree but with the growth of h ... Read on »
Biosimilars are not generics by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Same thing only different The Wall Street Journal ( Big Pharma’s Unfamiliar Biosimilar Threat ) warns us that pharmaceutical companies are overvalued because inves ... Read on »
Sovaldi: a near-perfect example of price discrimination by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The controversy over the pricing of Gilead’s Sovaldi for Hepatitis C is a textbook example of price discrimination in action. I hope that my quick review of some of the pr ... Read on »
Online bill pay starts to accelerate in healthcare by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cough it up Back in the good old days patients’ out-of-pocket responsibility for healthcare costs was negligible. Remember the $5 office visit co-pay, just as an e ... Read on »
Ice cream business opportunity: emulsifier free by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Talk about mouth feel Last week I posted about new research fingering artificial emulsifiers in food as a potential contributor to inflammatory bowel disease and m ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Wright on Health by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival is posted at Wright on Health. This is the Spring Forward edition, featuring several stories about the Supreme Court’s latest l ... Read on »
Wellness revisited: Interview with ShapeUp CEO Rajiv Kumar by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Rajiv Kumar, MD, CEO of ShapeUp https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/hbdew0030-david-e-williams-interviews-shapeup-ceo-rajiv-kumar.mp3 Are you skeptic ... Read on »
Emulsifier free food: A big business opportunity by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Not so fast Are you a food manufacturer looking for the next big health claim opportunity, now that the gluten free category is peaking? Here’s a valuable tip: emu ... Read on »
Hospital ranking disagreement isn’t the only such problem by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What do you think? I love the latest Health Affairs article showing about disagreement among hospital ratings. In case you missed it here are the key takeaways: ... Read on »
Happy 10th birthday to the Health Business Blog! by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy 10th birthday to the Health Business Blog The Health Business Blog has turned 10 years old! Continuing a tradition I established with birthdays  one ,  two , ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 10 years old and still hitting the mark The Health Business Blog turns 10 years old this weekend, so I thought I’d celebrate by hosting the Health Wonk Review. And ... Read on »
Thomas Jefferson embraces telehealth by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just slightly ahead of their time Thomas Jefferson was an innovative guy, so I guess it should come as no surprise that his namesake university in Philadelphia is ... Read on »
Call for submissions: Health Wonk Review by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ll be hosting this week’s Health Wonk Review blog carnival. Please submit your entry by Wednesday morning, February 25. You can use the contact form  on the Health Busin ... Read on »
par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant on matching healthcare supply and demand by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine par8o CEO Daniel Palestrant https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/hbdew0029-david-e-williams-interviews-par8o-ceo-daniel-palestrant.mp3 While running S ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Health System Ed by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest edition of the Health Wonk Review blog carnival is up at Health System Ed. It’s the Valentine’s Edition and our host, Peggy Salvatore does her best to bring all ... Read on »
Nursing shortage or nursing surplus? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ve been a bit of a broken record about the so-called nursing shortage since at least 2009. (See here , here , here , here , here and here .) The conventional wisdom has  ... Read on »
Pfizer and Hospira: It’s not about generics by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Did somebody say generic? Leading newspapers, including the Wall St. Journal and New York Times , misunderstand the strategy behind Pfizer’s proposed purchase of H ... Read on »
What will a Whole Foods health clinic look like? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Now in aisle 13: healthcare! Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey is nothing if not outspoken. Among other things he called Obama fascist . So it’s interesting ... Read on »