Check out my latest reporting on the promise of biosimilars—and why these generic-ish drugs have yet to fully take off.
As a freelance writer for a variety of healthcare-focused clients, I’ve had the opportunity to write about the opioid crisis more than once in recent months. The first opportunity came… Read more Writing About the Opioid Crisis →
The Problem With Overdiagnosis, which appeared in the Q3 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine, has been one of my favorite articles to research and write for HealthTrust. I’d like to take 100 percent credit for coming up with the idea, but that credit goes to a 2015 New Yorker article written by Atul Gawande called Overkill. The concept of overdiagnosis—and the subsequent overtreatment that often comes with an overdiagnosis—is really interesting to me, and should be interesting to lots of people—whether providers, patients or payers. Read the full article here.
Sometimes when I get an assignment, I look it over and think, “Oh, I know a little something about that already.” That’s a good thing, because that means I’m not starting from scratch. This article in the Q2 2016 issue of HealthTrust’s The Source magazine was not one of those assignments. I may have not even known what UDI stood for. (Answer: Unique Device Identification.) Read the full article.
The cover story for the Q2 2015 issue of The Source, the magazine for members of HealthTrust Purchasing Group, was a case study I wrote about Sisters of Charity Health System,… Read more HealthTrust: Speed to Supply Chain Savings →
For the Q4 2014 issue of The Source, the magazine for HealthTrust purchasing group, I wrote about one of HealthTrust’s many solutions to help hospitals curb costs, and in particular the unpredictable costs of energy, through natural gas and electricity procurement. Their strategy, which focuses heavily on hedging, is not just about securing the lowest price, but securing a price that hospitals can count on in the future. Read the full article.
Here’s another article I wrote for BusinessClimate.com, this time for the Oh-Penn Interstate Region, which covers five counties in Eastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Rust Belt, it’s certainly not an area known for economic growth, but that doesn’t mean innovation isn’t happening. As I learned from working on this article, the hospitals and health-care providers in the Oh-Penn region are responding to patient population growth by expanding health-care services and enhancing their use of technology. Read the full article here.
Here’s a pair of articles I wrote for the Madison Region Economic Partnership, which uses pieces like these to promote economic development and recruit new businesses to its region. For this year’s… Read more BusinessClimate.com: Promoting Regional Economic Development →