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In praise of FDA collaboration: the cardiac safety example by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Making it happen The Food and Drug Administration gets a lot of grief. Some think the FDA is too restrictive, keeping useful drugs and devices off the market and t ... Read on »
Guest post: Playing with fireball by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My long-time friend Gregory Stoller teaches entrepreneurship and international business in Boston College’s MBA program. He’s not really a healthcare guy, so you haven’t h ... Read on »
Rough Neighborhood? Partners HealthCare finances dragged down by health plan by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Partners HealthCare lost money last year for the first time in 15 years. The Boston Globe covered the story and quoted me. Here’s what I had to say: “Partners expected t ... Read on »
Home care webinar: Recording available for viewing by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We had a great turnout on Wednesday for our webinar Home health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors. We’ve made a recording of the webinar available for fr ... Read on »
Do you understand your medical bills? I don’t by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Piling up the bills The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a report that indicates that at least 43 million people in the US have unpaid medical bills ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk 233 is up at WorkersCompensation.com by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ve read all 233 Cavalcades of Risk blog carnivals but today’s edition at WorkersCompensation.com is the first one I’ve ever seen done as a rhyme. Truth be told it’s my f ... Read on »
Evolent CEO Frank Williams on transforming healthcare (podcast) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Frank Williams, Evolent Health CEO https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/hbdew0025-david-e-williams-interview-frank-williams-of-evolent.mp3 At Evolent ... Read on »
Home health business opportunities — join our webinar on December 10 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Join us on December 10 at 1 pm EST for a complimentary webinar entitled Home Health: Opportunities for ACOs, health plans and investors. You can register here . Here’ ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at InsureBlog by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You’d be hard pressed to find a wonkier health blogger than InsureBlog’s Hank Stern, so suffice it to say you’re in for a treat with his  Post-Turkey Day Edition of the He ... Read on »
An expensive $25 by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the most visible benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that preventive services are covered with no out-of-pocket cost . So I was happy not to be charged a co-pay ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at Insurance Regulatory Law by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at Insurance Regulatory Law. You’ll read about unintentional medical tourism, family dinners, Black Friday, earthquake ... Read on »
The making of a moron by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A dose of Idiocracy When I read  Automation Makes Us Dumb in the weekend Wall Street Journal it immediately made me think of a blog post I wrote a few years back: ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Healthblawg by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine David Harlow has stuffed the Turkey Edition of the Health Wonk Review with tons of enticing and informative posts. Help yourself!   Read on »
Chicken or egg: Do family dinners lead to health or vice versa? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine No class warfare at breakfast, please! We’ve heard for a long time that families that eat dinner together experience all sorts of benefits: better physical and men ... Read on »
Healthcare data in Massachusetts: Interview with CHIA’s Áron Boros by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/hbdew0024-david-e-williams-interviews-chia-ed-aron-boros.mp3 Áron Boros, CHIA Executive Director Massachusetts ne ... Read on »
Medicaid for all? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “ As More Join Medicaid, Health Systems Feel Strain .” That’s the striking and counterintuitive headline on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. The Affordable Care ... Read on »
Governor-elect Charlie Baker on healthcare policy by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Charlie Baker (R), Governor-elect of Massachusetts https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/hbdew0005-david-e-williams-interviews-charlie-baker-republican-fo ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up at Terms + Conditions by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival is posted at the Insurance Information Institute’s Terms + Conditions blog. Read on »
Explorys: Big Data interview with CEO Stephen McHale by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/hbdew0023-david-e-williams-interviews-explorys-ceo-steve-mchale.mp3 Steve McHale, Explorys CEO Explorys is a “big ... Read on »
CVS: Drugs, tobacco… and guns? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Smoking gun pharmacy network anyone? CVS is placing healthcare at the core of its growth strategy, intentionally favoring healthcare over retail. That was evident ... Read on »