Healthcare Systems and Insurance Archive

What Can We Do About Drug Prices?


Joyce and Robin speak with Abbey Meyers, founder of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), about her new book Orphan Drugs: A Global Crusade.

Shortening the Time to Treatment


Robin and Joyce speak with Zoe Barry of ZappRx, a secure online platform allowing patients, physicians and pharmacists to improve patients’ access to treatment.

Affordable medical technologies for the world


A unique event will take place in Boston February 27-28, 2016 … a Cancer Hack-a-thon, sponsored by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies.

Why One-Third of Hospitals will Close by 2020


Despite a history of strength and stature in America, the hospital institution is in the midst of massive and disruptive change. By 2020, one in three hospitals will close.

World Congress Patient Engagement Summit


Robin and Joyce speak with Nancy Finn to recap the experience of the conference, and to speak more in depth about patient engagement in their own healthcare.

Our Diagnostic Odyssey


Joyce and Robin speak with Patricia Weltin about her difficult road to diagnosis for her daughters, and what she has learned that can help others.

Comparison Shopping for Medical Needs

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Mike and Joyce speak with Jeanne Pinder of ClearHealthCosts.com about the costs of healthcare — what sets the price, and what consumers can do about it.

Meaningful Use and Electronic Health Records


Joyce and Mike speak with Dr. Joshua Seidman about the concept of “Meaningful Use” in healthcare and how it can be used to improve patient care.

Who has access to Electronic Health Records (EHR)?


In order to maintain confidentiality, there are rules of access to Electronic Health Records (EHR) that can sometimes present barriers to delivering the best care.

A Global Voice for Patients


We speak with Rachel Seal-Jones of the IAPO, a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities and diseases, promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world.