UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This episode in the “Ask the Experts” series features Anthony Agostini, interventional cardiologist at the Interventional Cardiology Center of Amarillo, discussing the impact of health reform and new payment models on practicing providers.
In the “Ask the Experts” video series, produced by the Center for Health Care and Policy Research (CHCPR) at Penn State, leaders in the industry share their perspectives on key topics affecting health care delivery and policy. The series is designed to reveal where and how important policy and practice topics intersect, and highlight ways in which research can advance that integration.
Agostini is a board certified interventional cardiologist and has been practicing in Amarillo, Texas since June of 2007. He is a graduate of Penn State and attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Agostini completed both his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Cardiology Center of Amarillo, Agostini was in private practice in Longview, Texas.
Dennis Scanlon, distinguished professor of health policy and administration and director of CHCPR in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, interviews the guests on “Ask the Experts” series. Scanlon’s research focuses on understanding the role of measurement, incentives, quality improvement and individual and organizational behavior change for improving important health care outcomes, including clinical quality, patient experience and economic efficiency.
The mission of CHCPR is to create and disseminate new scientific knowledge that will help private and public decision-makers to develop cost effective services and programs that improve people's health. CHCPR helps researchers interested in all aspects of health services and health care improvement find funding, develop quality research designs, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings to the right audiences.