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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There is a movement toward real-time, remote cardiac monitoring with the latest generation of event and Holter monitor systems. However, to be successful and to be able to sort through and make large...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There is a shift occurring in remote ECG monitoring technology used in Holters and cardiac event recorders that may help speed or enhance the diagnosis of arrhythmias. As we have already seen in...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
New patient monitoring technologies with wireless connectivity have enabled a revolution in cardiac event and Holter monitoring in the past few years. These technologies have expanded the ability of...
Lars Thording, Ph.D.
Electrophysiology is one of the most rapidly-growing areas of healthcare. That may be why it’s the focus of so many industry events including the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual conference. For those...
Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., JD
Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., JD
“Disruptive innovation” is all the buzz. Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is so last year. Well, disrupt this: Repeal Medicare and Medicaid and get the government out of the medical care...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
  The show floors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting in March and at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) included numerous vendors offering small, easy-to-use, inexpensive, leadless...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
In the past, there was not much that could be done to mitigate the X-ray radiation exposure of interventional cardiologists or cath lab staff. Also years ago, the subspecialty of interventional...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
In March, I made a day trip to New York City to receive the 2017 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Use of Social Media. The award was in recognition of DAIC’s extensive use of social media in 2017, which...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The biggest workplace concern for interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff is their daily exposure to ionizing radiation from the angiographic X-ray systems that are central to their...
Greg Freiherr, radiology consultant and editor for Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine.
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Cardiologists need information from multiple sources to make accurate diagnoses and plan interventional therapies. The clinical and administrative staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center have met...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend, so DAIC now covers all the meetings using live posts on Facebook (our page can be...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As a magazine that covers new technology, DAIC is introducing some new technology of its own with this issue — augmented reality. Using an app on your smartphone, you can hover over an augmented...
Dave Fornell is the editor of DAIC magazine at TCT.
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor at TCT
Here is a list of what I think were some of the top interventional technologies discussed at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting this past fall. These technology...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There have been many innovative new technologies highlighted at the medical conferences I attended in 2017. Each year, I produce a series of videos from each conference I attend that highlights the...
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) used in cardiac bundled payments for patients with acute chest...
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...
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