Seven Recent Video Takes on Rising Prescription Drug Prices

So why are prescription drug prices consuming an ever larger slice of the healthcare cost pie? Here's seven recent takes on that question, posted in HealthShareTV:

1. Blue Promise: Why are Prescriptions So Expensive?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas - 2 minutes, 51 seconds: Dr. Dan McCoy discusses the cost drivers and tips for consumers to lower their expenses.

A Half Dozen Selected Recent Short National Videos on Healthcare Opioid Crisis

Here are six selected recently published shorter-length videos, now posted to HealthShareTV, from national news organizations providing national perspectives on the opioid crisis in healthcare:

Combating America’s opioid crisis
6 min 48 sec - Fox Business via YouTube: Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove on health care reform and combating the opioid crisis....

Five Major Organizations Offering Healthcare Podcast Channels

Despite all the video out there, podcasts continue to remain a popular vehicle for keeping current -especially for those trapped in a car, train or plane, or those enduring a long workout. There are of course many must-listen podcasts offered by individuals or specialtized sites, but here are direct links to five selected sources of podcasts from major organizations of note, that continue to roll out new offerings and that you can turn to new content:


Social Media Day in the Healthcare World

Every dog supposedly has its day, and today - June 30th -  is officially World Social Media Day, as initially proclaimed by Mashable in 2010, and now as they say - its a thing.

In honor of World Social Media Day, let's take a quick tour of what's being said about the world of healthcare social media lately:

What's a HYP3R Score, and a Geosocial Index, and what's this got to do with Hospitals?

HYP3R is a startup offering a real-time, location-based social media engagement platform. They have introduced the Geosocial Index, designed to measure "the world’s top places, ranked by social activity and capacity." The index focuses on measuring activity related to hotels, stadiums, airports, theme parks, landmarks, and yes - hospitals.

How to Get to the Top of the List in Healthcare Video Views

A quick examination of the top 15 YouTube videos by views this year as of today, returned with the search term healthcare, provides these fairly useless takeaways on how to get your healthcare video to the top of the list:

Video Tour: A half dozen selected shorts on the Health Care Bill Just Passed

What to make of the health care bill just passed by the house? We've got you covered. We selected six key videos and posted them in HealthShareTV, discussing various policy, political and practical aspects regarding the impact of the bill passing the house:


Millennials and Healthcare Social Media

A plethora of pieces are published on millennials and healthcare social media, given that millennials are the drivers of social media and with every year they age, healthcare moves up another notch in awareness. Here's a sampling of writings in the past few weeks on this topic:


Did The Change in Administration Change Social Media Video Policy?

When the Trump administration came into office in January, there was much public concern voiced at the time about agencies being asked to clamp down on press releases and related information dissemination. So now, a couple of months down the road, we thought we'd examine the before and after effect on healthcare agencies releases of public video.


21 Selected Hashtags on Healthcare Reform

Whether you want to post or browse about repeal and replace or the ACA, its helpful to know which hashtags are getting the most traction in discussion around the twittosphere. 

We compiled a list of the hashtags surrounding the debate and had them analyzed using, which tracks twitter usage during the past 36 hours or so. As of noon Eastern time today, here’s what we found for twenty one selected hashtags that had surfaced the most during our research, presented in alphabetical order:



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