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Health Wonk Review is up by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It’t the Summertime edition featuring posts on King v. Burwell, conflicts of intere ... Read on »
Seth Moulton and the VA system: I like what I see by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seth Moulton. So far so good Congressman Seth Moulton was an inspiring candidate: a Marine and Harvard Business School grad with strong leadership skills who wan ... Read on »
Temporary health plans with low benefits continue to grow by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Have I got a deal for you? From Kaiser Health News ( Consumers Drawn to Low Prices of Temporary Health Plans Despite Risks ) Long seen as a stopgap for people ... Read on »
Sorry Captain, there’s no transparency in medical pricing by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just what the doctor ordered In the 1990s I used to go to a decent family seafood restaurant in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline: Captain’s Wharf. The resta ... Read on »
Where the US lags Italy in healthcare by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story today ( New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work) about tiered pricing for drugs by indication. The idea would be ... Read on »
ResearchKit webinar today by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Curious about Apple’s new #ResearchKit and its potential for outcomes research? Digital healthcare consulting firm Medullan (where I’m an advisory board member) is hosting ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the Pre-Memorial Day edition of the Health Wonk Review . Workers’ Comp Insider takes over the wheel this week. Read on »
Hang up and dial 911 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The easy button American consumers are used to fast access to service: Check the web to see when an Amazon package is arriving (sometimes same day now), speak to ... Read on »
Call to action: America’s Health Rankings Senior Report by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdew0035-david-e-williams-interviews-dr-reed-tuckson.mp3   Dr. Reed Tuckson Rankings reports are a great w ... Read on »
Payer-provider collaboration: Podcast interview with NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdewe034-david-e-williams-interviews-navinet-ceo-frank-ingari.mp3 Frank Ingari, NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari is CEO ... Read on »
Welcoming back insurance exchange expert Dave Kerrigan by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine David J. Kerrigan Health insurance exchange expert Dave Kerrigan is back in the private sector after three years working for the Massachusetts exchange. As a res ... Read on »
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 »