Jeff Lagasse

Consumerism tips for healthcare
July 19, 2018
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.  That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. Along with identifying the problem, Prophet...
doctor dictates for medical transcription automation tools
July 18, 2018
Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digital transformation work. Medical transcription is the process by which doctors and healthcare professionals process health records, which are then...
May 14, 2018
Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.  Much of telemedicine's appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health, in particular,...
January 23, 2018
Sending images of surgical wounds to hospital nurses could be an effective way to detect surgical site infections, thereby reducing readmissions, new research shows. And a new smartphone app aims to make that happen. Dubbed WoundCare, the app was developed by researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, with the...
December 8, 2017
Encouraging patients to help write and add notes to their personal medical charts -- a task typically handled only by medical professionals -- may help patients feel more involved with their own care and improve relationships with their doctors, a new study has found. In research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors at UCLA Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found...
September 8, 2017
Tabula Rasa Healthcare, a healthcare technology company focused on medication safety, is hoping to pump up its technological might, and this week took a step in that direction by completing its acquisition of SinfoníaRx, a provider of Medication Therapy Management technology and services for Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Health plans.   SinfoníaRx has been growing pretty rapidly of late....
September 8, 2017
With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida and the surrounding islands, those caught in the path of the destructive category 5 storm may feel like they need to reach out and talk to someone, particularly if they have a health issue that needs immediate attention. Luckily, a number of health plans realize this and are offering help lines and other support as Irma cuts a swath through the American...
September 7, 2017
Boston-based Antidote Technologies expects it will soon be able to accelerate the development of capabilities for its trial matching platform – including precision medicine and EHR matching. That’s because the company has just entered into an agreement for an $11 million funding round led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and joined by existing investors Smedvig Capital and Octopus Ventures...