Diagnostics
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Evidence based defensive medicine

DavidEWilliams - January 15, 2016

 Defensive medicine –when physicians provide or recommend unnecessary treatment or testing in order to reduce their chance of being sued– has always bothered me. It harms the patient, drives up costs,…

Business
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Free market for surgery: interview with Allevion CEO Arnon Krongrad, MD

DavidEWilliams - January 7, 2016

Surgery can be expensive, scary, dangerous and even deadly. Yet it’s hard for patients and even for referring physicians to navigate the system. So I was intrigued when I…

Health Reform
518 views

How crazy is Ted Cruz’s FDA reform proposal?

DavidEWilliams - January 4, 2016

I don’t think very highly of Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but his proposal to loosen the drug approval process is at least worth discussing.…

How Martin Shkreli is driving down drug prices
Medical Ethics
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Medical Ethics
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How Martin Shkreli is driving down drug prices

DavidEWilliams - December 17, 2015

Thanks Mr. Evil for helping build consensus Breaking news: Martin Shkreli has been arrested for securities fraud. Not surprising, but actually I was hoping this wouldn’t occur…

Medical Ethics
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Should patients choose doctors who are friends?

DavidEWilliams - December 10, 2015

Can I help you? Can I help you?In the social media era, it’s common to read articles discussing the blurring boundaries in the doctors/patient relationship. Usually it’s some version…

Hospital Administration
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Joslin Diabetes CEO faces ‘big challenges’

DavidEWilliams - December 3, 2015

It’s tough to win in the diabetes business. It’s tough to win in the diabetes business.Diabetes is a huge health problem, and Joslin Diabetes Center is a…

Health Reform
495 views

United pulls out of ACA exchanges: Should we care?

DavidEWilliams - November 24, 2015

Walking wounded? Walking wounded?Insurance exchanges are a key feature of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. They enable individuals to compare insurance plans from a variety of carriers…

Policy & Law
402 views

Marty, Bernie, Hillary –Ready to talk health policy?

DavidEWilliams - November 14, 2015

Last year, I interviewed all nine candidates for governor of Massachusetts about healthcare policy. I asked each of them the same questions and they all gave thoughtful…

Policy & Law
584 views

Healthcare at the GOP debate

DavidEWilliams - November 3, 2015

Look at my healthcare policy! Look at my healthcare policy!I didn’t watch the Republican presidential debate on CNBC, so I’m glad MedPage Today provided a synopsis of…

eHealth
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eHealth collaborative brings health information technology home

DavidEWilliams - October 29, 2015

Bringing health IT home Bringing health IT home [Download the podcast]Five years before the federal government launched the HITECH program to encourage adoption of electronic health records, the…