Tag: Caretalk

#CareTalk: Good riddance to 2017

December 29th, 2017 by

Let’s face it, 2017 was not a great year for healthcare policy. In this last edition of 2017, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I look back on the worst of the worst and the best of the worst, and look forward with hope to 2018.

Overview:

(0:21) What were the best and worst things to happen in healthcare policy this year?

(3:05) Who should be afraid of Amazon’s entrance into healthcare?

(5:15) Are the hospital mergers a good or bad thing? Do they matter?

(6:41) Is there hope for healthcare policy in 2018?

(9:01) Does the election of Doug Jones for the US senate have any broader implications in the US?

(9:43) Will the Apple watch impact healthcare or is it all hype?

(10:25) David and John discuss their healthcare hopes for 2018.


By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

#CareTalk: Is value based care here to stay?

December 4th, 2017 by

In the November edition of #CareTalk, CareCentrix CEO John Driscoll and I cover everything from my recent accident to Amazon, with a dose of Doug Jones and Judge Roy Moore thrown in for good measure.

Overview:

(0:18) David talks about a recent accident that he was involved in and what he learned about the U.S. healthcare experience from a patient’s perspective.

(1:32) What does Maine’s Medicaid expansion say about healthcare in the U.S.?

(3:40) What are the implications of the 2017 elections on U.S. healthcare?

(5:40) Where do you see value-based care heading within the next year?

(7:18) Will the next HHS secretary be more successful than Tom Price?

(7:54) Roy Moore or Doug Jones?

(8:18) Will we have any healthcare deals on Cyber Monday in 2018?