Media Mentions

Lifespan blames Medicare for its troubles. David Williams is quoted in the Boston Globe

Rhode Island’s hospital industry is troubled. The largest system, Lifespan is losing a key executive and just announced a major financial loss. When the company, which is also the state’s largest private employer, blamed its losses on Medicare cuts, the Boston Globe (R.I. Hospital president to leave as Lifespan announces losses, offers early retirements) called Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams re:Partners name change

Partners HealthCare is changing its name to Mass General Brigham, saying goodbye to a name loved by exactly no one. The Boston Globe quoted David Williams about the change in In major rebranding, Partners HealthCare changes name to Mass General Brigham David E. Williams, president of the consulting firm Health Business Group, said Partners’ hospitals Read More

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David Williams comments on Partners interim CEO in Boston Globe

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. Read More

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Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on Partners CEO departure

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 Read More

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Boston Globe quotes David Williams about Partners HealthCare

Partners HealthCare is opening new outpatient clinics. Could the company be taking advantage of the BI-Lahey merger to press its own advantage. David told the Globe (Partners HealthCare plans new outpatient clinics) “Partners is expanding in the most lucrative lines of business that they can — putting outpatient facilities in high-income suburbs,” said David E. Read More

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Worcester Telegram quotes David Williams about Optum’s takeover of Reliant

Reliant –formerly Fallon Clinic– has 2600 employees and is almost 90 years old. Optum is purchasing them. Here’s what David Williams told the  Worcester Telegram: “A lot of these systems are under strain,” said David E. Williams, president of the Health Business Group, a Boston-based consulting firm. “I think what you’re seeing at the same Read More

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Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on BI/Lahey merger

The Boston Business Journal interviewed David Williams about the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess, Lahey Health, New England Baptist, Mount Auburn and Anna Jacques, specifically a letter written by Attorney General Maura Healey. Health care expert David Williams said the attorney general’s early involvement could speed up the overall review, but may also mean that conditions imposed Read More

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Chief Executive reports David Williams’ comments on Athenahealth CEO departure

Jonathan Bush was forced out of his leadership role at Athenahealth. Chief Executive ran a story on how other CEOs can avoid a similar fate. In both cases, Sonnenfeld says the boards didn’t have the fortitude to stand up to the attacks. David E. Williams, president, Health Business Group in Boston, similarly seen this scenario play Read More

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Press Releases

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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