Overcoming Healthcare’s Fear (#hcbiz 4)

A doctor-friend of mine describes healthcare as an industry run by fear. Fear of an audit. Fear of a lawsuit. Fear of an adverse event. This manifests itself in an over-abundance of caution that leads us as an industry to move very slowly. In a fantastic post on the topic called Fighting healthcare’s resistance to change, Drex


Interoperability. What should we do now? (#hcbiz 3 – #HIMSS16 Edition)

This week’s chat will focus on interop. Check out Micky Tripathi and John Halamka’s post: Enabling Nationwide Interoperability — they identify 5 key transactions that we should focus on at the national level. They admit that there are other interop functions that could have value in the market, but advise that those “are best left to individual


Are Patients Customers? (#hcbiz 2)

Check out this exchange from last week’s chat: When #healthcare became a business, we lost our moral compass. We lost touch with the #patient. #hcbiz #HIMSS16 — Bill Bunting (@WTBunting) February 17, 2016 @WTBunting How can #healthcare act-business like and make money, but still keep the patient at the center? #hcbiz — Don Lee


And Now Introducing the Business of Healthcare Blab

The Business of Healthcare Tweet Chat got off to a great start last week. With over 1 Million impressions in just 30 minutes, it’s clear that we’re discussing an important topic. Now we’re adding a regular Blab to compliment the weekly Tweet Chat. By opening up the conversation on multiple mediums, we hope to engage


Introducing the Business of Healthcare Tweet Chat

The national conversation around Healthcare Transformation and Health IT is inspiring. The thinkers, innovators, caregivers and “doers” bring a high-level of passion and energy to moving healthcare forward. Much of the conversation is focused on the innovative technologies themselves and the front-line delivery of care. This is interesting and exciting and it raises awareness for


Administrative Complexity: Healthcare’s Afterthought

Administrative complexity gets no respect in Healthcare Reform. Take a look at this chart from a 2012 study: Administrative Complexity accounts for up to $389 Billion in waste. That’s more than 30% of all the waste identified. Since this study was released we’ve created a myriad of programs to attack the other areas. Accountable Care Organizations