Media Mentions

Vaccine mandates by employers. David Williams in Workest

It’s back to the office as the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs. David Williams is quoted in Workfest (Can Small Businesses Require COVID Vaccines in the Workplace?) Williams thinks that mandating vaccinations will be good for businesses in the long run. “[Mandates] will demonstrate that [employers care] about the welfare of their staff, reassure employees that it Read More

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How vaccine success and fourth surge are connected. David Williams in the Boston Globe

It’s counterintuitive: a fourth covid-19 wave is evident even as vaccine rollout accelerates. Conventional wisdom blames it on more contagious variants, pandemic fatigue, and states reopening too fast. There’s truth to all of that, but it overlooks the role that vaccination itself plays. David Williams shared his thinking with the Boston Globe (CDC Director Walesnsky Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams about 2nd shot cancellations

Some urgent care clinics have run out of vaccines and cancelled follow-up shots for certain patients. It’s maddening for affected patients, but not a public health problem assuming those shots are given to someone else instead. David Williams is quoted in the Boston Globe (CareWell clinics telling patients their second COVID-19 shots are canceled, triggering wider Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams about Optum’s purchase of Atrius Health

United Health’s Optum is purchasing Atrius Health, an independent physician organization in Massachusetts. Atrius has struggled to compete against the huge hospital systems in the state, even though its physician-led approach is more cost effective. Optum’s heft may level the playing field. David Williams is quoted in the Boston Globe (Physicians group Atrius Health plans Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams on improving COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Massachusetts

David Williams was quoted in the Boston Globe (With capacity increasing, signs of progress in Mass. vaccination push) Immunizing the state’s oldest residents also will be key to slowing the pandemic, said David Williams, president of Health Business Group, a Boston management consulting firm, who has been critical of the state’s slow start. “There’s been Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams on botched COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Massachusetts

David Williams was quoted in the Boston Globe (State’s hope of vaccinating almost everyone by the end of summer depends on a lot going right), encouraging the state to assume there will be enough vaccines and to focus on getting them out to people. “We’re only using half of what we’ve been given,” said David Read More

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Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on possible Optum Atrius Health deal

The Boston Business Journal quoted David Williams about Optum’s rumored interest in purchasing Atrius Health. (Atrius Health, state’s largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks) “As a physician-led organization, Atrius can make a strong impact on healthcare quality and cost,” said David Williams, president of the Health Business Group, a Boston-based consulting firm. “But Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams on slow COVID-19 vaccination in the US

David Williams was quoted in the Boston Globe (Biden, public health critics slam slower-than-promised pace of US COVID-19 vaccination rollout. “This should be D-Day right now,” said one expert. But it’s not.) “Speed is what matters,” said David Williams, president of Health Business Group, a Boston management consulting firm. “This should be D-Day right now. Read More

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Press Releases

Health Business Group Launches New Podcast: HealthBiz with David E. Williams

Weekly show features interviews with healthcare entrepreneurs and experts BOSTON, October 14, 2020 – eTradeWire — Health Business Group (HBG), a healthcare strategy consulting boutique, launched a weekly podcast series titled HealthBiz with David E. Williams. Hosted by HBG’s president, the podcast presents interviews with healthcare business and policy leaders. Williams’ unique interview style fuses deep healthcare insight with Read More

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Joe Avellone (D), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with Joe Avellone, surgeon and healthcare industry executive is seventh in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Martha Coakley (D), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with Attorney General Martha Coakley is sixth in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Don Berwick (D), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with Don Berwick, former head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is fifth in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Jeff McCormick (I), Massachusetts Candidate for Governor, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with venture capitalist and independent candidate McCormick is fourth in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Evan Falchuk (I), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with United Independent Party candidate is third in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Mark Fisher (R), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with Tea Party candidate is second in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Charlie Baker (R), Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, Discusses Healthcare Policy with David E. Williams

Interview on Health Business Blog with former Harvard Pilgrim CEO is first in a series of nine podcasts with candidates for Governor of Massachusetts conducted by healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group.

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Harvard Pilgrim CEO Eric Schultz Discusses Transparency with Health Business Group’s David Williams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – May 21, 2013 – BROOKLINE, Mass. — Eric H. Schultz, President & Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Inc. recently spoke with the Health Business Blog about price and quality transparency.

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Health Business Blog Celebrates Eighth Birthday

Award-winning weblog by Health Business Group President David E. Williams covers healthcare business and policy every business day. Will cover #HIMSS13 conference this week

March 3, 2013 — The Health Business Blog, the first weblog devoted exclusively to healthcare business and policy, has turned eight years old.

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