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 Glenn 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: High-Deductible Health Plans

Feb 15, 2019
Michael Hagerty

A high-deductible health plan is a health insurance plan with lower premiums, but higher deductible than a traditional health plan. 

Business of Health Care: Fast Food

Feb 8, 2019
Michael Hagerty

There is a myth that poor people eat more fast food than the wealthy. It's not about cost, it's about time. The percentage of adults who eat fast food rises with increasing income. 

Business of Health Care: Value-Based Insurance Design

Feb 1, 2019
Michael Hagerty

Value-based insurance plans use financial incentives and disincentives to promote efficient care delivery focused on sharpening quality while decreasing costs. 


Michael Hagerty

In the case of serious medical emergencies, it's better to call 9-1-1 rather than drive a patient or family member.  


Michael Hagerty

The perception that e-cigs are a safe alternatiove to smoking is just that - a perception.


Michael Hagerty

Expanding the cancer care toolbox.


Michael Hagerty

The dangers of using alternative medicine.


Michael Hagerty

Cancer Update Part 1 - The High Cost of Cancer


Michael Hagerty

The huge range in cost associated with a procedure from one hospital to the next has little to do with the level of quality of service a hospital may provide.


Michael Hagerty

Medicare patients may soon have greater access to their physicians between office appointments through telephone calls and video chats.


Michael Hagerty

As of September, short-term health insurance plans are now being offered for longer periods.


Michael Hagerty

Help may be on the way to ease the frustation of dealing with electronic health records.


During a recent visit to Waco, Dr. Rana Awdish, author of In Shock, came to the KWBU studio for an extended conversation about the relationship between physician and patient.  That relationship is at the heart of medial care and Dr. Awdish knows boths sides.  Glenn Robinson, Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest president hosted.  This conversation was recorded November 5, 2018.  


Michael Hagerty

Quality in healthcare no longer simply refers to the standard of clinical care provided within a hospital or clinic.


Michael Hagerty

From wars to natural disasters, or other mass casualty events, we've become increasingly aware of the toll such tragedies take not only on victims, but on those whom we rely on for help. 


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