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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
A cardiovascular service line manager reader of DAIC recently e-mailed me and asked if I had a list of the top technologies that will likely change cardiology in the next few years. He wanted this...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in August announced a proposed rule to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPMs) for cardiac bundled payments for patients with acute chest pain....
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
When the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) was formed in the mid-1990s, its primary goal was to have imagers, both cardiologists and radiologists, collaborate to improve cardiac CT...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I saw several elements of what will likely make up the next generation of echocardiography imaging systems at the the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2017 scientific sessions in June. I...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I keep close watch on our magazine’s digital analytics for both our website and social media, and it shows me in real time what readers think are the hottest topics in cardiac technology. Here is a...
Dave Fornell HIMSS
Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often difficult to find really interesting news as I sift through more than 1,300 vendors at...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Stents were the key focus of interventional cardiology for more than 20 years, but the focus has changed in recent years in favor of novel, more sexy technologies in areas of structural heart repair...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
DAIC has worked hard to bring useful technology news and resources to our readers. While we conduct reader surveys and speak to readers at site visits and conferences, one of the clearest views we...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry was recently awarded to three scientists who developed miniaturized machines that are smaller than the width of a human hair. This science and engineering feat was...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared the first fully...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There are many ways of doing things in medicine, but once in a while you find a new way that appears to be a no-brainer because of its increased benefits, improvements to patient safety and the large...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I saw a new combination of technologies on the expo floor at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting in June that may offer a new option to potentially replace X-ray angiography (...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There has been a lot of conjecture that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may one day replace open-heart surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). However, after attending the American...
Dave Fornell HIMSS
The need for improved efficiency in healthcare and the new requirements of U.S. healthcare reform have rapidly made the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
While there are constant advances in cardiac technologies, it is rare when one of these new ideas may rapidly challenge the standard of care in a very short period of time. However, that is exactly...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
At the beginning of each year, I always try to determine what the next big cardiovascular technology advances to watch will be in the coming 12 months.  I did not have to look far, as the U.S. Food...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As one of the largest medical shows in the world, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting has a lot of ground to cover, including all facets of medical imaging, including the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
For the past few years, the focus of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meetings has been on structural heart advances, and the traditional focus on percutaneous coronary...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting in Las Vegas. Watch video Editor’s Choice of the Most...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting in June: 1. Use of ultrasound as a new...
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