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Nuance, physicians, patients, relationship, technology, engagement, survey

The physician-patient relationship still plays a primary role in the overall patient experience despite increasing use of technology, according to a survey conducted by Nuance Communications Inc....

KLAS, business intelligence, healthcare, vendors, data

A new KLAS report on business intelligence (BI) found that healthcare organizations are looking for BI vendors with industry expertise and content to handle the growing complexities of data...

NavisHealth, Engage, Salina Regional Health Center, mobile, patient, app

NavisHealth Solutions Inc. announced the general availability of its mobile patient engagement platform, Engage.

Corevalve, VIV, valve in valve, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of the CoreValve self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to treat certain patients who have...

The Medicines Company announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for two acute care products – Kengrexal (cangrelor) and Raplixa (sealant powder). These approvals...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...

ticagrelor, AstraZeneca, FDA, crushing, option

AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new administration option for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who are unable to swallow ticagrelor (...

Green Circle Health, GCH Platform, health records, connectivity, patients

Green Circle Health (GCH) announced the availability of its GCH Platform, an online patient-to-provider communications gateway. The platform enables the real-time exchange of patient vitals...

Toshiba, Aplio Platinum CV, 300, 500, cardiovascular ultrasound, ACC

The Aplio Platnium Series CV (cardiovascular) ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems offer a comprehensive suite of dedicated technology for cardiac diagnosis. The series,...

Toshiba, Aquilion One Vision, CT, angiography, ACC

Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision Edition computed tomography (CT) system is capable of aiding clinicians in diagnosing patients presenting with chest pain. The system was showcased at the American...

BioImage study, Mount Sinai, cardiovascular disease, ultrasound, CT, detection

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature...

ACC, electronic health records, EHR, Congress, data, blocking

American College of Cardiology (ACC) President Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D., FACC, issued the following statement in response to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on “...

AliveCor, Preventic Solutions, cloud, analytics, ECG monitoring, remote

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of a cloud-based electrocardiogram (ECG) analytics program with Preventice Solutions. Using AliveCor’s proprietary algorithms in this pilot program,...

catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure

Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a heart rhythm-regulating drug,...

BioTelemetry, Department of Justice, settlement, diagnosis codes, mobile cardiac

BioTelemetry Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice related to allegations that BioTelemetry encouraged physicians to use two non-specified diagnosis codes to...

SCAI, 2015, Scientific Sessions, highlights, angiography

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2015 Scientific Sessions will take place May 6-9 in San Diego, California. SCAI 2015 will deliver updates affecting the invasive...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem served as an invited expert panelist on behalf of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) at the...

TAVR, transcatheter heart valves, GlobalData, TMVR

Research and consulting firm GlobalData reported that the global market value for transcatheter heart valves will expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.7 percent through 2020,...

The 6th Annual Vitals Index revealed that the national average for wait times for doctors dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, a full one-minute shorter than the 2014 wait time average.

Adding the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) to aspirin as long-term therapy after a heart attack significantly reduced the rate of subsequent death from cardiovascular causes, heart attack...