Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.
Signature Medical Group's bold move to bring analytics in-house holds doctors accountable for readmissions
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.
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.
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.
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 gives rise to need for virtual groups that enable small practices to pool resources, AHA and AAFP say
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.
By Jeff Lagasse 09:41 am October 13, 2016
The World Health Organization highlighted the upsides of taxing sugary drinks or unhealthy foods and, while healthier populations are an important part, the benefits also include increased government revenue and new jobs.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:23 pm September 27, 2016
The urgent care center said it will combine the par8o technology with its care coordination services to better match patients with specialists.
By Jeff Lagasse 12:26 pm September 26, 2016
The survey of 1,300 physicians found that 85 percent believe digital health tools hold at least some capacity to improve care while other appealing aspects include medication adherence and reducing burnout among doctors.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:48 pm September 22, 2016
PwC ranked healthcare’s most pressing trends, some of which will grow the system, while others are more likely to limit growth.
By Jeff Lagasse 02:49 pm September 21, 2016
The health system said that by reorganizing into two units it intends to enhance collaboration and better support physicians and caregivers.