Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

By Jeff Lagasse 11:55 am March 28, 2017
Health services and primary care researchers may gain a safe haven from political action and bickering, says Andrew Bindman.
Trump healthcare bill, ACHA
By Jeff Lagasse 02:14 pm March 22, 2017
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows says he is a firm "no" and that he has at least 22 votes from conservative hard-liners to defeat the bill.
GOP health plan
By Jeff Lagasse 11:01 am March 21, 2017
The latest iteration of Republicans American Health Care Act would give governors more flexibility in administering Medicaid, enhance tax credits for people 55-64 years old and other targeted changes. 
Advocate predictive analytics

Advocate vice president Tina Esposito said the hospital built a data warehouse that is clinically driven. 

By Jeff Lagasse 07:33 am February 15, 2017
The first step was to create a longitudinal view of the patient so clinicians can better understand how the interact with Advocate. 
Patricia Maryland Ascension CEO

Patricia Maryland, currently COO of Ascension, will become CEO when outgoing chief Robert Henkel resigns. 

By Jeff Lagasse 11:55 am January 18, 2017
Current chief executive Robert Henkel will retire on July 1, 2017.
By Jeff Lagasse 08:04 am January 17, 2017
The provider hit a wall with outsourcing vendors and wasn’t getting the reports it needed. Now that it has the data in a timely manner, senior vice president Jim Gera said one cause of readmissions has almost been entirely eliminated. 
21st Century Cures Act
By Jeff Lagasse 07:42 am December 01, 2016
The bill allocates billions in new funding for Precision Medicine, Cancer moonshot and BRAIN initiatives and includes provisions to bring new medicines to market is also expected to pass the Senate next week. 

Arizona State University

By Jeff Lagasse 03:47 pm October 24, 2016
As part of the formal alliance announced Friday, ASU will build a 150,000-square-foot facility to house Mayo's new medical school and innovation center.
Children's clinic ransomware
By Jeff Lagasse 06:53 am October 20, 2016
Hackers attacked the computers systems of Rainbow Children’s Clinic and deleted some patient records housing sensitive data. 
MACRA virtual groups AHA
By Jeff Lagasse 09:51 am October 19, 2016
Physician practice trade groups contend that the newly-minted final MACRA rule will make it harder for them than their larger provider counterparts. 

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