Business of Health Care

Friday 4:32pm & 6:32pm

Every week, Business of Health Care segments update us on beneficial new services, innovative procedures and technologies, and also helps us navigate of the maze of regulations, terminology and codes that can make the health care system seem intimidating.

Business of Health care is hosted by Glen Robinson, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest in Waco.

Business of Health Care is a production of KWBU and Baylor Scott & White Health.

Business of Health Care - Emergency Management

Oct 13, 2017
Michael Hagerty

In the event of a natural disaster most businesses in an affected area can close. However, that is not the case for hospitals which are considered a critical community resource, especially in times of a catastrophe. 


Business of Health Care: Caregivers at Home

Oct 6, 2017
Michael Hagerty

While we are all grateful for the wonderful doctors and nurses who work long hours and go above-and-beyond for their patients often it is family caregivers who are the unsung heroes of health care. 


Business of Health Care: Employer Insurance

Sep 29, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Have you ever wondered why health insurance is typically tied to employment? It's an interesting story and a story with north Texas roots


Business of Health Care: Shared Decision Making

Sep 22, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Shared decision making is the process during which health care providers and patients work together to make choices and select tests, treatments, and care plans based on clinical evidence that balances risks and expected outcomes with a patient's personal preferences and values. 


Business of Health Care: Medication Adherance

Sep 15, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Four out of five patients leave a provider's office with a prescription in hand, but as many as half of all patients do not take their meds as prescribed. 


Business of Health Care: Types of Hospitals

Sep 8, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Not all hospitals and health systems are alike. There are three main types: not-for-profit, for-profit and public. 


Business of Health Care: Internet Self Diagnosis

Sep 1, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Unlike your physician, online health information is available 24/7. Today nearly eight out of ten people who use the internet report that they look for health information online at least occasionally. 


Business of Health Care: Trauma

Aug 25, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans 44 and under. That's why specialized trauma treatment must be there when you need it. 


Business of Health Care: Public Health

Aug 18, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Despite all the wrangling over what to do about the American Health Care system and the tremendous advances in medicine, for most people medical care isn't the most important factor determining their overall wellbeing or life expectancy. 


Business of Health Care: Nurse as Most Trusted

Aug 11, 2017
Michael Hagerty

When it comes to honesty and ethics, year-after-year Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession according to Gallup's annual survey. 


Business of Health Care: Patient Engagement

Aug 4, 2017
Michael Hagerty

An engaged patient is an informed health care consumer who consistently does what needs to be done to gain the greatest benefit from available health resources. 


Business of Health Care: Advanced Care Directives

Jul 28, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Advance care plans attempt to take the guesswork out of figuring out a patient"s wishes and values about end-of-life care while they are still of sound mine. 


Business of Health Care: Palliative Care

Jul 21, 2017
Michael Hagerty

A rapidly growing field of medicine called Palliative care is helping patients and their family members navigate the complex decision-making process surrounding serious illness and end-of-life care.


Business of Health Care: Electronic Health Records

Jul 14, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Since 2010, as part of national health care reform there has been increased urgency transitioning to digital versions of patients' paper charts called electronic health records or EHR's


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