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For the past 14 years, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has published results of its primary care patient experience survey. The information is useful to the practices themselves as they seek to improve, and to health plans looking to evaluate their networks, improve member service, and pay bonuses to the best practices. This year MHQP added an analysis of free …

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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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https://website.guild.im/williams/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2019/02/agenus-token-offering-.mp3 Biotech company Agenus is launching a “digital security offering” that will let people invest directly in a single biotech product, rather than the whole company. Jeff Ramson, founder and CEO of strategic communications firm PCG Advisory Group, became fascinated by the concept and reached out to me to discuss it, even though he is not involved in the offering. …

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Partners HealthCare moved quickly to appoint Dr. Anne Klibanski as interim CEO after the resignation of Dr. David Torchiana. David Williams was quoted in the Boston Globe story about it: The Boston health care consultant David Williams said naming an interim CEO gives the board some time to conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement. “They have a history of …

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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 to employers about their workforce …

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Momentum on a Statewide Solution to End Surprise Emergency Room Bills |

On Tuesday, April 16th  Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital announced a proposal to be considered by the San Francisco Health Commission to end the practice of “balance billing,” where insured patients get billed the remaining balance after insurer payment of an emergency room bill. This practice can leave patients with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars. The California …

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Partners HealthCare moved quickly to appoint Dr. Anne Klibanski as interim CEO after the resignation of Dr. David Torchiana. I was quoted in the Boston Globe story about it: The Boston health care consultant David Williams said naming an interim CEO gives the board some time to conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement. “They have a history of taking …

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