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What Is Telehealth? Providers Have More Options Than Ever Before

Home » Blog » Interviews » Telehealth: Providers Have More Options Than Ever Before David Craig, MD, Medical Director of Spruce Health Telehealth has been around for well over a century, but the last few years have brought a major shift in the meaning of the term. Now thanks to new technologies, HIPAA-compliant programs and apps, and forward-thinking companies like …

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New Bill to Lower Drug Prices Targets Practice of “Pay-for-Delay” |

Consumer advocates cheered the introduction of a bill to address the outrageous pharmaceutical company practice of “pay for delay,” where drug manufacturers offer patent settlements to pay generic companies to delay the introduction of lower-price medication to the market. According to an FTC study, “these anti-competitive deals cost consumers and taxpayers $3.5 billion in higher drug costs every year.” The new bill, …

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4 Ways to Build Trust with Patients Online

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Trust is essential to any relationship. And it’s a key factor in maintaining relationships between doctors (and healthcare organizations) and patients. In person, building trust with patients depends on creating the best possible experience in the office and showing compassion. So how can hospitals, practices, and organizations maintain that level of trust in the digital age? We’ve outlined 4 ways …

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In First State of the State, Governor Newsom Outlines Big Ideas on Health Care Affordability |

In his first State of the State address, Governor Newsom outlined big ideas on health care.  Governor Newsom is right to focus on the affordability crisis in California, given the costs of health care, housing and other expenses in our state. From premiums to prescription drug prices, the Governor pinpointed the problem that Californians are struggling with high health care costs …

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Avoid Unintended Consequences in Healthcare

Home » Blog » Interviews » Killing Cats Leads to Rats: How Healthcare Can Avoid Unintended Consequences Recently, I had the opportunity to see Richard Franzi, author of Killing Cats Leads to Rats, speak about his book. Essentially, the topic is the unintended consequences of our decisions. And in terms of healthcare, there are unintended consequences all over the place. …

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Health Business Group

Boston Business Journal quoted David Williams about the sudden departure of Partners HealthCare CEO, Dr. David Tochiana: “(Torchiana) tried to rationalize the organization and make Partners into a real company with more centralized decision-making, and make Partners itself mean something other than just the General and the Brigham,” Williams said. “It’s not surprising that he wasn’t successful. I don’t know …

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