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: 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


Business of Health Care: Women as CMO's

Jul 7, 2017
Michael Hagerty

More women are becoming chief medical officers for their communities.


Michael Hagerty

Value over volume and quality over quantity.


Business of Health Care: Hot Button-Medicaid

Jun 23, 2017
Michael Hagerty

This public insurance program spends dollars on seniors as well as children; how it adds up may be surprising.


Business of Health Care: Next Generation Procedures

Jun 16, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Innovation in surgical procedures are reducing or eliminating long stays in the hospital and leaving smaller scars.

Business of Health Care: Lowering Health care Cost

Jun 9, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Tackling some of the big social issues is being examined as a way to lower health care spending, and cost.


Michael Hagerty

Physician Shortage – It is real. There are efforts being used, and proposed, to slow or stop an increasing shortage of doctors. 


Michael Hagerty

Primary care physicians are on the front lines for seeing behavioral health disorders; often they are the first contact for patients. 


Michael Hagerty

The move toward increased efficiency and greater specialization in patient care has given rise to a new type of physician who make their office solely at the patient's bedside. 


Michael Hagerty

Knowing what the terms "in network" and "out of network: mean can have a big impact on how much money you spend on medical care in the event of a health issue.  


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