• The underrated value of coaching in healthcare: 4 thoughts from population health expert Dr. William Appelgate

    To lower costs, boost patient responsibility and create a healthier country, we need to inspire people through coaching and a one-on-one basis. Healthcare professionals have been taught to teach and tell. We've found that doesn't work well. Instead, we need to teach healthcare professionals to ask, listen and inspire.

  • Ted Almon: Tough to control R.I. health costs

    By Ted Almon

    Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group on Health Care Innovation is wrapping up its work before issuing its report on how Rhode Island might best control costs that have made health coverage unaffordable for far too many residents.

  • Ted Almon: Free market, health care, don't go together

    Ted Almon: Free market, health care, don't go together
    By Ted Almon

    My first reaction upon reading Don Todd’s Sept. 22 Commentary piece (“Trusting bureaucrats to control health care”) was to defend the Veterans Affairs care he was attacking in the wake of last year’s scandal involving appointment wait times that were apparently falsified by officials.

  • Reducing The Cost Of Healthcare - NPR Ted Almon

    Claflin CEO Ted Almon tells RIPR's Dave Fallon and PBN's Mark Murphy that universal healthcare is likely off the table but insurance premium caps may be in RI's future

    This week Mark and Dave speak with Ted Almon, president and CEO of The Claflin Company, a distributor of medical and surgical products. Almond is also a member of Governor Gina Raimondo's working group tasked with finding ways to reduce healthcare spending

  • Why is the RI Exchange Doomed? Providence Journal

    Why is the RI Exchange Doomed? Providence Journal

    By Ted Almon

  • Going green 101: No longer an elective for hospitals

    "Claflin is doing our part to help our customers deal with sustainability issues in the supply chain by offering programs that can eliminate corrugated for recycling prior to or post-delivery as well as a unique recycling program for non-woven “blue wrap” that is ubiquitous in hospital waste streams."
    -Ted Almon, CEO of the Claflin Company