Tag: David E. Williams

Wolters Kluwer Health CTO Jean-Claude Saghbini’s post-pandemic predictions

February 18th, 2021 by

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Jean-Claude Saghbini, Wolters Kluwer Health CTO

Wolters Kluwer Health Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Claude Sagbhini has been thinking a lot about how the pandemic will change healthcare. In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, we discuss his predictions  about scaling telehealth, accelerating evidence, predicting and preventing with AI, the changing roles of healthcare workers, and moving beyond interoperability to supra-operability.

I’ve been following Wolters Kluwer Health, and in particular its UpToDate offering for over 20 years and it’s exciting to see how the company is taking the original vision forward.

In his spare time Jean-Claude reads children’s books (to his kids) and is also reading a decidedly non-tech book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

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

ChartWise CEO Steven Mason on Clinical Documentation Improvement

February 4th, 2021 by

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Steven Mason, ChartWise Medical CEO

In this episode of the HealthBiz Podcast, ChartWise Medical Systems CEO, Steven Mason shares his journey from New Orleans to Nashville, explains how his background in organizational development and consulting prepared him for corporate leadership, and opines on the impact of President Joe Biden’s Administration on healthcare.

We discuss CDI: clinical documentation improvement/integrity, and how it’s shifting as payment models get more complex and COVID-19 upends traditional care patterns.

Steven has been reading Countdown 1945, The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations are going poorly in MA. I’m quoted in the Boston Globe

January 29th, 2021 by

For months we’ve been focused on the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses. That’s still a problem, but for now the bottlenecks are further downstream. Massachusetts is struggling to get the doses distributed and administered. More than half sit unused. Even if we have 10 million (or a billion) doses we’d still be stuck.

In today’s Boston Globe (State’s hope of vaccinating almost everyone by the end of summer depends on a lot going right) I encourage the state to assume there will be enough vaccines and just get them out to people.

“We’re only using half of what we’ve been given,” said David Williams, president of Health Business Group, a Boston management consulting firm. “It’s not an excuse to say because supplies are slow, we can just sit back. We should assume there’ll be more supply, and we owe it to the citizens of Massachusetts to be ready when it comes.”


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

Should I get a home genetic test? Podcast with business anthropologist, Matt Artz

January 14th, 2021 by

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Matt Artz

Matt Artz represents that rarest of specimens: the business anthropologist. In that role he advocates for the responsible design of human-centered technologies. He has a particular focus on the benefits –but mainly the risks– of consumer DNA testing.

In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Matt talks about how he got into the anthropology field, recaps key elements of his TEDx talk about consumer genetic tests, and reveals his own motivations for getting a test, even though he knows the dangers.

Matt’s launching not one but two new podcasts, so if you like what you hear here, you won’t be lacking for opportunities to listen to him again.

He also reading (and recommends) 365 to Vision: Modern Writer’s Guide: How to Produce More Writing in Less Time by Ron Lieback and Switched on Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding.

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

2020 hindsight. How my COVID-19 predictions fared

December 30th, 2020 by

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Goodbye 2020

In this year-end episode of the HealthBiz podcast, I revisit my COVID-19 predictions from April and interim report card from September. Then I take a brief glimpse at what lies ahead in 2021.

As a reminder, here’s what I said:

  1. Treatment, not testing will be key to reopening the economy
  2. Hybridization (virtual/in-person mix) will be the new reality
  3. Public health post-COVID-19 will be like security post-9/11
  4. The federal government will grow even more powerful relative to everything else
  5. Immigration is over

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Happy New Year!

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