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Jan 26, 2023

So, a few things to remind everybody. First of all, don’t forget EHRs (electronic health records) were purpose built originally for billing. This is no secret. People quite openly have called EHR systems glorified cash registers. If I want to be generous, maybe I would restate this to say that EHRs were designed to...


Jan 19, 2023

On Relentless Health Value, I don’t often get into our guests’ personal histories. There are a bunch of reasons for this, which, if you buy me beer, we can talk podcast philosophy and I will tell you all about my personal, very arguable opinion here.

Nevertheless, in this healthcare podcast, we are going rogue; and I...


Jan 12, 2023

If you go to the Sage Transparency dashboard Web site, you get a really graphical representation of the prices that any given hospital actually needs to charge so that they break even. You can see precisely which hospitals are operating on thin margins and which ones are not.

You might be thinking, “Okay, so ......


Jan 5, 2023

For the past few shows and in a few coming up, we are circling our wagons around a theme: In healthcare in this country, there are two teams. One team is employers, taxpayers, patients … those trying to keep healthcare prices down. Then on the other team, we have those looking for healthcare prices to continue to go...


Dec 29, 2022

HRRP stands for Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, by the way.

I wanted to encore this episode with Dr. Rishi Wadhera because it’s a great representation of a common root cause reason why quality metrics sometimes don’t end well in real life. This root cause is otherwise known as Goodhart’s Law, and we dig...