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.

Over past year, there has been a flurry of merger and acquisition activity between insurers and retail pharmacies.

Business of Health Care - Childhood Vaccinations

Aug 31, 2018

Although vaccination rates remain high nationally, some communities vaccine coverage is slipping below the 90 percent level needed to prevent outbreaks

Business of Health care - Opiod Epidemic Update

Aug 24, 2018

Effectively fighting any epidemic requires battles on many fronts with many allies.

Business of Health Care - Burnout

Aug 17, 2018

It's a part of life to feel stressed and perhaps even burned out from time to time. However, burnout is a major issue in healthcare with some studies putting the the figure at 50 percent or higher.

Business of Health Care - Preventative Care

Aug 10, 2018

A survey published in the June issue of Health Affairs revealed that only 8 percent of U.S. adults age 35 and older received all of the high-priority preventive care that is recommended.

Just about everyone knows the rich Baptist heritage of Baylor University, but few may know the leading role Baptists played in establishing and expanding access to healthcare across Texas. 

Having a health insurance policy is important, but equally as important is understanding what is in that policy. 

Business of Health Care - Right to Try

Jul 20, 2018

Recently, the United States Congress passed the hotly debated Right to Try bill.  But, what's in it?

Business of Health Care: In Case of Disaster

Jul 13, 2018

During a disaster, people tend not to think about their medications. However not doing so can have dire consequences. 

Business of Health Care - Antibiotic Resistance

Jul 6, 2018

Overuse of antibiotics is a big factor behind the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

A prominent healthcare publication recently asked industry leaders  what hospitals might look like in the future, and it recieved a wide range of responses. 

The physician shortage in Texas remains a top concern for healthcare organizations and policymakers. 

Business of Health Care: Microhospitals

Jun 8, 2018

As healthcare providers seek to make higher levels of quality care more conventient for patients and communities, over the past decade or so, a new option has emerged in Texas and elsewhere in the nation. 

Business of Health Care: Philanthropy

May 25, 2018

With well over half of hospitals and health systems in the United States classified as non-profit entities, thousands of hospitals nationwide at the same time rely, on charity and philanthropic generosity.

Business of Health Care: Patient Experience

May 18, 2018

While providing patients safe passage and a quality outcome remains the most important measuring stick of any healthcare organization, there is an increasing focus on improving the overall patient experience.