Tag Archives: Bob Wachter

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

The Technology Hype Cycle: Why bad things happen to good technologies

Fresh on the heels of my recent bar coding epiphany comes another “unintended consequences” article. It turns out that the whipsawing that accompanies the adoption of new technologies is completely foreseeable, the “Why doesn’t this thing work right?” phase is … Continue reading

P4P is Dead. Long Live P4P!

Robert Wachter coined the term “hospitalist” in an influential 1996 essay in The New England Journal of Medicine.  Dr. Wachter is Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves … Continue reading