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The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I explore Medicare for All and other big topics. Here’s what we covered: (0:35) Is “Medicare for All” quickly becoming a litmus test for Democratic presidential candidates? (2:45) What should be made of the recent moves of home health agencies around primary care? (5:00) Are pharma rebates to blame for …

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Happy 14th! My main job is president of Health Business Group, a boutique healthcare strategy consulting firm I founded in 2003. As a sideline, I write the Health Business Blog, where I provide a behind the scenes look at the business of healthcare, featuring my spin on healthcare topics in the news, interviews with entrepreneurs, and policy prescriptions. The blog is …

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There’s an app for that The Denver Post (Tracking your pregnancy on an app may be more public than you think) has published an interesting and disturbing article about the rise of Ovia, an app that collects detailed and personal data from pregnant women and those hoping to conceive. I’m not surprised that the business model is to provide data …

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Big bad Partners HealthCare plans to take over Rhode Island’s number two player, Care New England. Lifespan, themarket leader is trying to keep Partners out by appealing to Rhode Islanders’ resentment of out-of-state playersand claiming to have the public interest at heart. “This is not about Lifespan,” [Lifespan’s CEO Dr. Timothy] Babineau said in an interview. “This is about thefuture …

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https://website.guild.im/williams/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2019/03/Rhapsody-podcast-3_17_19-8.42-PM-online-audio-converter.com_.mp3 Interoperability has a been a buzzword in healthcare for about a decade, but sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’ve gotten that far. In this podcast, Rhapsody’s EVP of Product & Strategy, Drew Ivan and I discuss interoperability: its past, present and future. Here’s what we covered: 0:20 What is interoperability anyway? 2:50 Why do we hear about interoperability so …

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The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I explore the departure of FDA Director Scott Gottlieb and other pressing topics. Here’s what we covered: (0:28) Scott Gottlieb is out at FDA. Are you sad to see him go? (2:00) Home health spending is projected to grow faster than any other category of healthcare over the coming years. …

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How to Use Instagram as a Healthcare Marketing Tool

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Recently, we’ve heard a lot more practice and hospital marketing leaders talking about Instagram marketing. Healthcare may have been slow to adopt social media marketing and advertising techniques in the past. But today’s healthcare professionals are open to exploring new platforms…as long as it’s the right fit for their audiences. Not sure what Instagram has to offer for your healthcare …

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