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When using a free health care website, consider the business model by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is a free lunch worth the price? When Google first came along I assumed that their business plan was to get users addicted to search and then start charging for se ... Read on »
A better business model for antibiotics by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For the past couple of decades antibiotics have generally been a low margin, low revenue business that big pharma has stayed away from. Lack of new drug development activi ... Read on »
Target drops health benefits; I discuss on Al Jazeera by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As mentioned yesterday, I went on Real Money with Ali Velshi to discuss Target’s decision to stop offering health benefits to part time employees. My overall message: part ... Read on »
Target cuts health benefits; I discuss on Al Jazeera by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Good jobs with good benefits? Tune in to Real Money with Ali Velshi at 7 pm EST on Al Jazeera if you’d like to watch me talk about Target’s decision to stop offer ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk #200 is up by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Rootfin hosts the latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival. Hard to believe we’re at issue #200 already but Hank Stern has been keeping it going since 2006! ... Read on »
Health insurance exchange for employers: Interview with ConnectedHealth (transcript) by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Joe Donlan, co-founder and president of ConnectedHealth. Joe Donlan, co-founder and president of Connected ... Read on »
Improving the Hospital Compare website by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine HealthLeaders’ Cheryl Clark has done a commendable job in identifying 12 changes she’d like to see on Hospital Compare, the quality reporting website run by the Centers fo ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review: Half glass edition by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Welcome to the latest roundup of health care policy posts. The submissions for this edition seemed to naturally group themselves into the optimistic and pessimistic c ... Read on »
Marijuana is not gay marriage by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s tempting to draw parallels between the legalization of gay marriage and legalization of marijuana. A pollster is quoted in today’s Boston Globe ( Marijuana adv ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review: Call for submissions by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’ll be hosting the Health Wonk Review this week. Please send your submissions via email or by using the contact form on the Health Business Group website. Read on »
Marijuana legalization: Con and pro by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m flying home from Colorado, where marijuana became legal for recreational use earlier this month. I didn’t see anyone lighting up but there was certainly a bit o ... Read on »
Cavalcade of Risk is up by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at How to Make Money. Read on »
Health Business Group is hiring by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My consulting firm, Health Business Group, is seeking outstanding individuals with experience in health care strategy consulting. Project opportunities and full-time roles ... Read on »
Health Care Social Media Review #44: Antagonism Edition by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s pretty darn cold outside. Therefore not a bad opportunity to stay inside and write about social media. A number of our posts this time around focus on doct ... Read on »
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve and can lead to blindness if not treated. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages and by the time patients show up at ... Read on »
If ObamaCare fails are we on to single payer? by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is Obamacare just a trap set to lead the country toward a single payer system? The answer is no, but opponents of the law might want to think twice before gloating ... Read on »
Massachusetts Governor’s race: Health care interview series by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Massachusetts is a world leader in health care. The race to replace Governor Deval Patrick this year provides a great opportunity for an elevated and constructive discussi ... Read on »
Wall Street Journal shames itself with health policy coverage by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Wall Street Journal’s Op/Ed page has always been very conservative, but traditionally the news sections have been balanced and objective. When Rupert Murdoch took over ... Read on »
Ali Velshi interviews me about the ObamaCare rollout by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was interviewed last night on Real Money with Ali Velshi , which airs on Al Jazeera America. We touched on what’s going wrong and what’s going right on the federal and s ... Read on »
Health Wonk Review is up at Workers’ Comp Insider by David W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Santa’s been busy but since he seems to have unlimited bandwidth Workers’ Comp Insider decided to send Letters to Santa as a theme for the last Health Wonk Review of the y ... Read on »