#CareTalk – December 2017: Good Riddance to 2017

In this month’s episode of #CareTalk, David Williams (Health Business Group) and John Driscoll (CareCentrix) look back at why 2017 wasn’t the best year for healthcare policy.

Audio-only version available here.

Overview:

(0:21) What were the best and worst things to happen in healthcare policy this year?
(3:05) Who should be afraid of Amazon’s entrance into healthcare?
(5:15) Are the hospital mergers a good or bad thing? Do they matter?

Lightning Round:

(6:41) Is there hope for healthcare policy in 2018?
(9:01) Does the election of Doug Jones for the US senate have any broader implications in the US?
(9:43) Will the Apple watch impact healthcare or is it all hype?
(10:25) David and John discuss their healthcare hopes for 2018.