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David E. Williams is co-founder of the Health Business Group and MedPharma Partners. He serves on the advisory boards of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health Care at Tufts University Medical Center and of Boston Young Healthcare Professionals. David has served on various review panels for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator, most recently reviewing Exchange Navigators under the Affordable Care Act. He is the author of the Health Business Blog and you can follow him on Twitter at @HealthBizBlog.


Should Patients Be Responsible for Physician Hand-Washing?

David Williams | November 26, 2013
For the past few years I’ve heard suggestions that patients should take a more active role in their health care by asking doctors to wash their hands. I strongly disagree...