eHealth
289 views

Amazon Echo for healthcare

DavidEWilliams - June 10, 2016

Alexa, what can you do for healthcare? Alexa, what can you do for healthcare?I bought an Amazon Echo this week and have been enjoying using it in the…

Wellness
206 views

Trouble ahead: Obese, diabetic 50 somethings heading for bleak senior years

DavidEWilliams - May 26, 2016

It’s not too late It’s not too lateToday’s middle-aged adults (50-64) are much fatter and more likely to have diabetes than their predecessors from 15 years ago.…

Medical Innovations
218 views

Biosimilars are “me-too” drugs, not generics

DavidEWilliams - May 12, 2016

Time to take off the blinders Time to take off the blindersGeneric drugs are the biggest success story in healthcare cost containment. This great success has fooled policymakers, journalists, health plans and others…

Business
167 views

Surgeons and truck drivers may soon have something in common

DavidEWilliams - May 6, 2016

Climbing into the future Climbing into the futureMany Americans feel economically insecure.  Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have latched on to these feelings, and both fault free trade agreements…

News
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Good riddance: United finally gives up on ACA marketplaces

DavidEWilliams - April 28, 2016

United we hardly knew ye United we hardly knew yeUnited Healthcare announced that it’s exiting most of the Obamacare insurance marketplaces (aka exchanges) next year. Sound like…

Hospital Administration
190 views

Is pharma industry too meek on pricing?

DavidEWilliams - April 3, 2016

What were we thinking? What were we thinking?The biopharmaceutical industry has been under attack for some time for the high and rising prices of its products. Pressure has…

Business
152 views

Should Medicare negotiate drug prices? Probably not

DavidEWilliams - February 11, 2016

A popular idea, but not a good one. A popular idea, but not a good one.It’s nice that the vast majority of Democrats (93%) and Republicans (74%)…

Policy & Law
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In Medicare Advantage, providers are becoming payers

DavidEWilliams - February 5, 2016

Payer, provider or PayVider? Payer, provider or PayVider?Accountable Care Organizations enable providers of care to take on some of the functions of health plans and to receive…

Health Reform
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Like I said: United’s ACA exchange departure is no big deal

DavidEWilliams - January 29, 2016

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded an Urban Institute study to determine how Obamacare marketplaces are being impacted by the withdrawal of United Healthcare and the failure of some of…

Wellness
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Is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) safe enough?

DavidEWilliams - January 27, 2016

What did I eat? What did I eat?Unlike most people exposed to the Frontline investigation of supplements and vitamins, I really didn’t find it shocking that a lot of supplements are…