ICD-9, ICD-10, transition, CMS, AMA, October 1 deadline, guidance
News | Business| July 10, 2015
July 10, 2015 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA)...
Most Wired, CHIME, information technology, secuirty, patient engagement
News | Information Technology| July 10, 2015
July 10, 2015 - Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation's hospitals, according to...
St. Jude Medical, OCT, ILUMIEN III, IVUS, angiography, PCI
Feature | Intravascular Imaging| July 10, 2015
July 9, 2015 - St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the launch of the ILUMIEN III clinical trial on June 30. ILUMIEN III is...
Abiomed, U.S. headquarters expansion, Impella 2.5, RP, jobs
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)| July 09, 2015
July 9, 2015 - During an event with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in June, Abiomed announced a...
venture capital funding, VC, healthcare IT, Q2 2015, Mercom Capital Group, IPOs
News | Business| July 09, 2015
July 9, 2015 - Mercom Capital Group llc, a global communications and research firm, released its report on...
Feature | Business| July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015 - Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics Inc. unveiled LivaNova as the name of their combined company, effective at...
SHAPE, coronary artery calcium, USPSTF, heart attack risk
News | Computed Tomography (CT)| July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015 - The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) submitted a letter to the U.S....
C.R. Bard, LEVANT 2 results, Lutonix 035 DCB, drug coated balloon, PTA
Feature | Drug-Eluting Balloons| July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015 - C.R. Bard Inc. announced the publication of results from the LEVANT 2 study in the June 24, 2015, online...
Masimo, MightySat Rx, fingertip pulse oximeter, SpO2, pulse rate
Technology | July 08, 2015
July 8, 2015 - Masimo announced the CE Mark and full market release of MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter for...
Biosense Webster, Confidense Module, Carto, multi-electrode mapping, 3-D

Carto 3 System image courtesy of Biosense Webster

Technology | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - Biosense Webster Inc. announced the launch of the Confidense Module, an innovative technology that...
ASE, echocardiography, hypertension, document, EACVI, JASE, Thomas H. Marwick
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 – A new document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) provides detailed guidance for...
idarucizumab, dabigatran, anticoagulant, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE-VERSE AD
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies| July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - Results from an interim analysis of the...
Toshiba CT

PinnacleHealth selected Toshiba as its imaging systems vendor because of its quality and to help reduce imaging radiation dose to improve patient safety.

Case Study | Radiation Dose Management| July 07, 2015
Safety accidents drive up costs, damage reputations and lower patient satisfaction scores. For instance, if a patient...
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound| July 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of...
Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

Toshiba recently introduced a new line of combined CT and angiography systems, allowing true CT imaging on demand in the interventional lab.

Feature | Interventional Radiology| July 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends,...
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