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Health Business Group President David E. Williams is frequently quoted in the press.

2016

David explains the meaning of the Hallmark Health/Tufts Medical merger in the Boston Globe.

Health Plan Week asked David to make sense of earnings announcements from Cigna and Humana.

2015

Big challenges for new Joslin CEO in the Boston Globe features David's perspective on why diabetes services don't make money.

David Williams moderated a Boston Business Journal 'power breakfast' featuring CEOs of Blue Cross and Steward Health.

The Massachusetts hospital sector turned in a solid financial performance in 2014. David Williams explains why in the Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe quotes David Williams about Partners' decision to consolidate its North Shore operations, closing Union Hospital in Lynnn.

Tufts and Boston Medical Center have called off their merger talks. The Boston Globe quotes David Williams about it.

iCardiac Technologies is prospering. David Williams is a board member and is quoted in the Rochester Business Journal.

Hospitals are selling property to generate cash. David Williams is quoted in Healthcare Finance News.

Huffington Post profiled David Williams on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Health Business Blog.

Pittsburgh hospitals miss 5-star ranking in patient experience quotes David Williams about CMS's new patient experience reporting.

Social Media Ambassador David Williams talks about smartphone addiction in this video from the HIMSS conference, published on Healthcare IT News.

HIghmark asks patients to 'Meet Dr. Right' in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review presents David Williams' explanation of the insurance company's speed dating program.

Healthcare IT News' story, David Williams: clown wrangler profiled Health Business Group's president ahead of a key healthcare information technology conference

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review quotes David Williams in Hospitals pressing patients to pay in advance

The Boston Globe quoted David Williams about New England Baptist Hospital's planned departure from Mission Hill (N.E. Baptist Hospital plans a move)

AIS's Health Plan Week (Health Plans Join in Action as PBMs Make Exclusive Deals for Competing Hep C Drugs) quoted David Williams about the high-stakes dealings between Gilead, AbbVie and their customers.

2014

MediaShower interviewed David Williams for healthplans.com (Expert interview with David Williams on Changes in the Healthcare Industry)

Partners HealthCare lost money for the first time in 15 years. David Williams explained why in the Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe interviewed David Williams about Partners HealthCare and whether the company is adopting a new strategy (Partners chief met trail of resistance)

HealthTech Wire (Speech Enabling the EHR removes the greateat barrier) cites Health Business Group's study: Clinical Documentation Trends in the US, 2013-2016.

David Williams explained the significance of a new approach to creating implants from coal (A coral farming lab that grows...bones?) for From the Grapevine

Karen Donovan was a panelist at the Harvard Intercollegiate Business Convention. The topic:  "21st Century Healthcare: The Intersection of Healthcare, Business, and Technology"

Health Plan Week quoted David Williams about how health insurers are striving to innovate, despite cultural and business model barriers the make success difficult (Health Insurers Track Startups for Ideas, Investment Amid Venture Capital Boom)

The Boston Globe (Comfort, with a red nose: Clown troupe helps pediatric patients) featured the Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe, where David Williams is chairman of the board. Williams is quoted regarding the organization's fundraising and strategy.

WBUR's CommonHealth (Report: In Mass. Health Care, System Skewed So Rich Get Richer) quoted David Williams about the implications of hospital price disparities and what to do about it.

David Williams told From the Grapevine why Israel produces so much innovative health care technology (Forbes names 10 best health tech companies, half are from Israel)

State House News Service (Report: Community hospitals struggling) reported on a white paper issued jointly by the Health Equality and Affordability League (HEAL) and Health Business Group

WBZ Radio 1030 interviewed David Wiliams about inequities in the financing of  healthcare in Massachusetts

WBUR's CommonHealth (All 9 Candidates for Mass. Gov: Where Do They Stand on Health Care?) chronicled David Williams' interview series with every candidate vying to replace Deval Patrick.

Where have all the medical transcription jobs gone? at the Rasmussen College blog cites Health Business Group research on trends in the US clinical documentation market.

David Williams (Report: Medical Center has big impact) speaks with Nashoba Publishing about the economic impact of Nashoba Valley Medical Center on the local community.

Nuance Communications features David Williams on a videocast (Clinical Documentation: Emerging Market Trends and IT Best Practices) discussing Health Business Group's research.

The Dorchester Reporter (Report touts Carney's positive impact on area) highlights Carney hospital's economic impact as a job creator and taxpayer in Dorchester and Mattapan. David Williams is quoted.

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy Medical Center among city's top tax payers) relies on Health Business Group's economic impact analysis and an interview with David Williams to lay out the contribution the hospital makes to the community.

The Herald News (Report: Steward, owner of Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River and Morton Hospital in Taunton, had $8.4 billion impact on region) reports on Health Business Group's economic impact analysis and quotes David Williams

The Norwood Patch (Norwood Hospital Releases Economic Impact Report) features Health Business Group's economic impact analysis and quotes David Williams.

Real Money with Ali Velshi interviews David Williams about Target's decision to stop offering health benefits to part-time employees.

Health Plan Week (New Year Promises More ACA Flux, Putting Health Plans at Center of Market Evolution) shares David Williams' predictions about the rollout of ICD-10. 

David Williams discusses key 2014 milestones for health reform on Real Money with Ali Velshi.

2013

Real Money with Ali Velshi interviews David Williams about implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Al Jazeera America. (Obamacare ad blitz)

Fox Business/Bankrate.com quotes David Williams about the use of daily deal sites for health care, which he compares to one-night stands. (Sites Offer Name-Your-Price Health Care Deals)

David Williams was interviewed on NPR for American Public Media's Marketplace show about the FDA tightening restrictions on prescription painkillers. (What's a schedule II narcotic?

David Williams is quoted in a BusinessWeek article about hospitals' increasing attempts to collect payment from patients upfront. (Patients Pay Before Seeing Doctor as Deductibles Spread)

FierceHealthcare (Why hospitals shouldn't make patients the hand-washing police) reports on a Health Business Blog post by David Williams protesting the idea that patients should be responsible for hospital safety. 

IBM shifts some of its retirees onto a health insurance exchange. Triangle Business Journal asks David Williams to explain what it all means.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care launches a narrow network product in New Hampshire. David Williams explains the strengths and weaknesses of that approach on NHPR (Health Insurance Shakeup Continues in NH )

NPR's Marketplace features David Williams in a story about daily deal sites for health care. (Searching online for health care deals)

Health Business Group's Karen Donovan served on an expert panel about clinical trials for Hepatitis C. (Three-quarters Of Patients Not Told About Clinical Trials)

NPR station KERA in Dallas interviews David Williams about DealWell: A Site For Health Care Bargain Hunters, which is similar to Priceline.

California Healthline (Low Costs and Narrow Networks: Inside Covered California) quotes David Williams on insurance exchanges and the role for narrow network products.

US News (To cover medical bills, the uninsured get creative) covers hospitals' sliding fee scales, medical bill negotiation and medical tourism. 

Gorkana, a UK based media intelligence company, published an interview with David Williams (Gorkana meets…David Williams). Topics include: how the Health Business Blog has evolved over the past eight years, issues covered, sources of inspiration, and favorite podcasts.

2012

InformationWeek asked 12 experts, including David Williams, for health IT predictions for 2013.

US News and World Report's Debate Club featured Health Business Group's arguments against raising the Medicare age and in favor of further increasing the elgibility age for Social Security.

David Williams moderated a panel on telemedicine at the CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia.

MedCity News spoke with Health Business Group about health care social media and "prosumers."

David Williams discussed the Affordable Care Act and the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling at a Let's Talk HIT event sponsored by the RGL Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

CBS TV 5 in San Francisco aired a segment on the use of Groupon and LivingSocial by health care providers. David Williams is featured in a video interview.

Narrow provider networks are coming to Buffalo, NY and Health Business Group is quoted about the implications in the Buffalo News.

A Health Care Finance News article on managing the cost of health IT features research from Health Business Group.

CBS News and the Daily Kos covered David Williams's opinions about the use of Groupon in health care.