Blog Posts by Date: May 2018


Is it Time for Soft Law to Apply to Commercial Payor Policies?

  • May 21, 2018

I recently attended the 7th Annual ASU Workshop on Regulation and Reimbursement of Molecular Diagnostics.  This workshop is sponsored by the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law.  In a day completely full of informative presentations and stimulating discussion, I was most taken by Kirk T. Hartley’s presentation “Experimental Exclusions and Other...

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What does the Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway Partnership Mean for Laboratories?

Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway announced they are planning to get more involved with healthcare, particularly to lower costs. This partnership is initially focusing on reinventing healthcare for their employees, as the three firms form an independent healthcare company for their employees in the United States.As healthcare costs for...

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Diagnostic Data in Precision Medicine: Explore How Laboratory Informatics Impacts Population Management and Patient Care

At this year’s Executive War College, I was joined by Diana R. Brooks, Director of Program Development, Anatomic Pathology, here at XIFIN, and Julie Ramage, National Account Director, Diagnostics, at Pfizer Oncology  as we presented strategies and the value proposition of diagnostic data in precision medicine. This panel explored how implementing...

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How to Prepare Your Lab for Next-Gen Sequencing and Big Data Science

Industry experts estimate that anywhere between 100 million to 2 billion genomes will be sequenced by 2025. With the growing demand for next-generation sequencing (NGS), from bases to whole genomes, and the growing demand for sequence-based drug discovery applications and diagnostic testing, there’s no denying that labs will need to accommodate a...

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Best Practice for Laboratories to Secure Value From Digital Transformation Vol.1

  • May 3, 2018

A few weeks ago, I introduced XIFIN’s best practices of digital transformation for laboratories blog series. I put forward the concept that the digital transformation wave is pushing your laboratory and profession to their limits. 70% of healthcare executives surveyed by SAP and Oxford Economics believe that the latest technologies are essential...

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Getting to Know Mike Fauver, XIFIN AVP Health Systems

  • May 3, 2018

In this blog post, we’ll learn a little more about Mike Fauver’s new role at XIFIN as AVP, Health Systems. Mike has more than 13 years of hands-on industry experience in revenue cycle management (RCM) for hospital and health system outreach laboratories. Prior to joining XIFIN, Mike was Manager of Revenue Cycle at Mayo Medical Laboratories.Q: How...

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