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.

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.  


Business of Health Care: Late-Life Disability

Nov 17, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Since the early 19902, the average 65 year-old has gained an extra nine months of life expectancy but gained a full year of disability-free life on average.


Business of Health Care: Translational Medicine

Nov 10, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Translational medicine transforms basic science discoveries into innovative therapies for patients. 


Business of Health Care: Preventative Care

Nov 3, 2017
Michael Hagerty

While Americans are great at preventive care for their pets and cars, it appears that is not the case when it comes to their own health. 


Business of Health Care: Patient-Centered Care

Oct 27, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Patient-centered care means the entire care experience revolves around the patient rather than the physician. It is a philosophy that moves from "what's the matter" with patients to "what matters" to patients.


Business of Health Care: Health Care Regulation

Oct 20, 2017
Michael Hagerty

Health care is among the most heavily regulated industries in America.  Virtually every aspect of the health care system is subject to government oversight. 


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. 


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