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Hospitals sell real estate: I’m quoted by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some urban hospitals are addressing their financial problems by leveraging their real estate assets. Healthcare Finance has a story on the topic ( Hospital chains make big ... Read on »
No Tufts + BMC merger for now: I’m quoted in the Globe by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tufts and Boston Medical Center have been discussing a merger, but it seems like the deal is off at least for now. I’m quoted about it in the Boston Globe ( Tufts, Boston ... Read on »
Apple Watch: Continuous glucose monitoring by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Watch this! Looking for something useful to do with your Apple Watch? Dexcom , the maker of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for diabetics, suggests you use th ... Read on »
Chronically ill man walking by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Can I leave now? ( Aging inmate population takes toll on prisons; Harsh sentencing of 1980s, 1990s didn’t foresee health care ) announces the Boston Globe headli ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Medicare Resources by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s the Grumpy Cat edition of the Health Wonk Review. This week’s curator, Steve Anderson detected a grumpy vibe among the wonks and decided to run with it.   Read on »
My #HIMSS15 Social Media Ambassador video by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was a “Social Media Ambassador” at last month’s #HIMSS15 conference in Chicago. Healthcare IT News published a video interview with me. — By healthcare b ... Read on »
What’s the difference between New York and Boston? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A million here, a billion there We are modest and moralistic in Boston. The lead story in the May 1 Boston Globe criticized Vertex Pharmaceuticals for approving  ... Read on »
Of course emergency department visits are increasing by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Health reform and ED use. Not everyone missed the mark The lead paragraph in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article ( Emergency-Room Visits Keep Climbing ) is t ... Read on »
Huffington Post reports on Health Business Blog’s first decade by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was flattered that the Huffington Post decided to publish a story ( “Think how your are adding value”: David Williams interview ) to commemorate the first 10 years of th ... Read on »
Big Vertex bonuses seem defensible to me by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is that for me? The Boston Globe devoted its top story this morning to criticizing Vertex Pharmaceuticals for paying $54 million in retention bonuses to top exec ... Read on »
The new primary care docs: retrained specialists by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sign me up! https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/hbdew0033-david-e-williams-interviews-dr-leonard-glass.mp3 As the US healthcare system becomes more ... Read on »
Do it yourself death panel by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How you feelin’ today, mom? Federal law allows states to recover Medicaid costs from heirs. This little known provision is getting more attention as part of the ... Read on »
Meaningless Use: Pediatric portal example by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I love my family’s pediatrician. He’s an old school guy who keeps up with the literature, is a great diagnostician, has an informative and comforting manner, and uses the ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Managed Care Matters by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the mood for a great roundup of healthcare policy posts? Then look not farther than Managed Care Matters, host of the latest installment of the Health Wonk Review blog ... Read on »
Popular in Pittsburgh by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Pittsburgh, PA I’m quoted in two recent articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Highmark asks patients to ‘Meet Mr. Right’ — about the use of speed-d ... Read on »
Financial services shows the way for healthcare (again) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seven hundred million people  worldwide have obtained access to financial services for the first time over the past three years, according to a Gates Foundation funded in ... Read on »
E-cigarettes: the California Cooler of the 21st century by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just a harmless, tasty treat? If like me you came of age in the 1980s you remember the California Cooler, a sweet wine/juice combo that made it easy for kids to ... Read on »
Care transitions: Interview with Curaspan CEO Tom Ferry by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tom Ferry, Curaspan co-founder and CEO https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/hbdew0032-david-e-williams-interviews-curaspan-ceo-tom-ferry.mp3 When To ... Read on »
See you at #HIMSS15 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m packing my bags and heading to #HIMSS15 in Chicago as a Social Media Ambassador. I look forward to seeing everyone there. I’ve been enjoying reading Scott Tharler’ ... Read on »
Tufts and Boston Medical Center merger: Why not? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Boston Globe ( Boston Medical Center, Tufts in merger talks ) shares the not-very-surprising story of two teaching hospitals thinking about teaming up. Partners He ... Read on »