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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Strength: A Direction, not a Destination

I recently read the above sentiment in a blog post by Josh Hillis and was struck but what a neat (and not often explored) concept this is. In our health journeys, it’s so easy to compare ourselves to others and think about the ways that we haven’t yet arrived when it comes to skills, weights, our aesthetics and so on. …

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Health Business Group

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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National Experts Chart Roadmap For AI In Medical Imaging

Apr 182019 National Experts Chart Roadmap For AI In Medical Imaging A foundational research roadmap for artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging was published this week in the journal Radiology. The report was based on outcomes from a workshop to explore the future of AI in medical imaging, featuring experts in medical imaging, and hosted at the National Institutes of …

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April Playlist: Songs That Will Get You Hyped

Does anyone else have favorite “get hyped” songs? Those songs you play when you need some good vibes before a big meeting or job interview? In all truthfulness most of those songs are show tunes for me  — may I suggest Non-Stop from Hamilton and Revenge Party from the Mean Girls musical — but for this playlist I stuck to pop songs …

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On 100th Day, Governor Newsom Announces New Partner on Prescription Drug Purchasing Pool |

On his 100th day in office, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a partnership with Los Angeles County on prescription drug purchasing, putting together the power of the country’s biggest state and county for the biggest discounts and lower prices needed for medications. The State of California and Los Angeles County buy drugs for similar purposes and populations and can leverage their …

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