Recap: The #hcbiz Show! Episode 30: Direct Primary Care with FMEC

On episode 30 Shahid Shah and I discussed the Direct Primary Care movement with: Laurence Bauer, CEO, FMEC Kat Quinn MBA, a leading advocate for DPC in growing market awareness for the DPC model through engaging health literacy John Chamberlain, Senior Healthcare Executive and Direct Primary Care Advocate Check out the setup post for background:


Making the Move to Direct Primary Care (#hcbiz 30)

Healthcare costs continue to rise while provider satisfaction heads in the opposite direction. As noted in Dealing with the Doctor Shortage (#hcbiz 8), the Net Promoter Score for becoming a doctor is abysmal. Nearly a quarter of physicians regret their career choice and over a third are unlikely to encourage young people to enter the field.


Unbreaking Healthcare: The Big Heist Film Project (#hcbiz 29)

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch recently testified to congress about the EpiPen price controversy. There’s an important sub-text in Bresch’s testimony that goes way beyond the resulting headlines and sound-bites that we’ve seen for the past few weeks. Bresch argued that it’s not her company that’s at fault, but rather the healthcare system overall. “Patients are paying

Provider Directory

The Problem with Provider Directories (#hcbiz 27)

Generally speaking, our provider data is a mess. Online provider directories are incomplete and riddled with inaccuracies. Patients can’t find the doctors they need, are misdirected to out-of-network care or simply can’t get a hold of anyone because the contact info is wrong. In a recent Health Affairs study “secret shoppers” posing as patients were able


The #hcbiz Show! in a post Blab world (#hcbiz 26)

  We launched the #hcbiz community with this post in February 2016.  It started with the tweet chat and our goal was to dissect the weekly topics from a very practical stand-point.  Our premise was, and still is that businesses can’t “just innovate”.  They need to be running soundly and effectively first and only then will they have room to