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Deborah Gage Interview: What it Takes to Have a Fearless Approach

Chris LaVictoire Mahai Chris LaVictoire Mahai
President of Aveus, a division of Medecision

A couple of years ago at a national health care conference, I joined a small breakout group discussion and met Deborah Gage, CEO of Medecision, across the table. I don’t remember much about the discussion, but I know we parted, exchanging business cards, with (at least on my part) a clear desire to talk more and

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How Bold Leaders Use the Information They Gather

Chris LaVictoire Mahai Chris LaVictoire Mahai
President of Aveus, a division of Medecision

If you’ve been in business for more than a few years, you’ve likely seen your own organization, and probably others, launch ‘research’ that ends up on the shelf. Or someone tries to use research for purposes that were not intended when it was collected – and probably not legitimate to the methodology used – or

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Performance Incentives and Payment Policies: Are we Addressing the Right Issues?

Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA
Chief of Clinical Affairs

This three-part blog series covers topics of importance to population health initiatives in the U.S. today and shows examples of organizations that are successfully incorporating these efforts to improve value-based care. Read our first post here, covering the importance of better price transparency and the second post here, discussing value-based population healthcare and social determinants

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What is a Bold Leader?

Chris LaVictoire Mahai Chris LaVictoire Mahai
President of Aveus, a division of Medecision

There are whole sections in business libraries and bookstores dedicated to the topic of leadership.  What it is.  What it requires.  Masters write about it and rewrite about it over and over again. Some new and long established names you may have read:  Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Seth Godin, Warren Bennis, Daniel Pink, Gary Hamel, Steven

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Value-based population health: What does it take to succeed?

Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA
Chief of Clinical Affairs

This three-part blog series covers topics of importance to population health initiatives in the U.S. today and shows examples of organizations that are successfully incorporating population health programs to improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs. Read our first post here, covering the importance of better price transparency and what organizations should do to prepare

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Better Population Health Begins with Price Transparency

Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA Don Casey MD, MPH, MBA
Chief of Clinical Affairs

This three-part blog series will cover topics of importance to population health initiatives in the U.S. today, and show examples of organizations that are successfully incorporating population health programs to improve care quality and reduce healthcare costs. Part 1: Better Population Health Begins with Price Transparency By Don Casey, MD, MPH, MBA,  Senior Vice President

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“Utilization Management” is all about saving health plans money. Or is it?

Debbie Hill Debbie Hill
Sr. Director, UM Product Applications

The term “Utilization Management” was first heard in healthcare roughly three decades ago. The Institute of Medicine came up with a formal definition in 1989 that discusses “…techniques used by or on behalf of purchasers of health care benefits to manage health care costs…”. In plain English: It’s how health plans determine preauthorization. Until very

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