Walgreens Boots Are Made For Walking Right Over to Rite Aid

It isn't Walgreens - it's Walgreens Boots Alliance - the product of the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014.

Humor in the Land of ICD 10s

As we all know by now, as of October 1st, ICD 10 (International Classification of Diseases version 10) is the official coding system for diagnostic and procedure codes in the U.S.. never mind that it has been the official coding system for pretty much the rest of the world for well over a decade. 

New Videos and Lists on Healthcare Social Media

Last month, the Australian Private Hospitals Association and the Mayo Clinic jointly held the International Healthcare and Social Media Summit in Brisbane. The APHA is a member of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Health Network Two videos from the conference have been posted in HealthShareTV:
#MayoInOz - Build meaningful relationships through social media
#MayoInOz - Ed Bennett talks social media and healthcare

Census Bureau Health Insurance Coverage Report and Video

The Census Bureau has just released a 40-page report: Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014, indicating the number of uninsured Americans declined by 8.8 million in 2014, the first year the major insurance reforms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, with 10.4 percent of the U.S population (33 million) uninsured in 2014, down from 13.3 percent in 2013.

How hot in video is your healthcare topic?

We thought we'd test out how hot a selected list of key healthcare topics were, with respect to how many video postings they generated on you tube.

In selecting the list, we avoided political terms, as they go off they charts with youtube postings, such as "obamacare." We also avoided more generic things, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, Prescriptions, etc. Instead we selected terms representing more specific topics being addressed today.

Is Oscar Buzz Worthy in Social Media Video?

Oscar Health has certainly generated a lot of buzz recently. This headline, from earlier this month in Crain's new York Business should explain why: Oscar's losses are huge but investors don't care - How one insurance startup with only 40,000 members is worth $1.5 billion.

Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty and Looking Forward

Four recent HealthshareTV videos were posted regarding Medicare and Medicaid's fiftieth anniversary, on the heels of the and Medicare Trustees report that projects the program's solvency going forward:

- After 50 Years, How Do We Ensure Medicare and Medicaid Longevity? from PBS NewsHour

Taking a World Cruise with HealthshareTV

It's time for summer vacation and you don't have the funds allocated to take that world cruise you've been thinking about? Declare it a business expense, by checking out healthcare delivered around the world and board the S.S. HealthShareTV world healthcare tour.

We've combined six international healthcare videos just posted in HealthShareTV, along with a number of additional recent selections to round out your cruise.

Health Plan Mega-Mergers Captured on Video

A confluence of inter-related events and trends - including the SCOTUS King v Burwell decision, the continuing, escalating impact of the ACA, the growing retailization of healthcare, advances and innovation in administrative and clinical technology, transformation of provider payment and delivery structures, and so on - have led major national health plans to an unprecedented flurry of mating overtures.

A Video Tour of The SCOTUS King v Burwell Decision

A number of videos have been posted in HealthShareTV regarding the Supreme Court King v Burwell decision handed down 6-3 in favor of HHS (Burwell) and retaining FFE subsidies for marketplace enrollment.

If you're looking for a quick, breaking news video, here's CNN's version.


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