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Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Epocal from Alere
News | Point of Care Testing | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal Inc., a subsidiary of...

Senate Opens Debate on Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — The U.S. Senate voted Monday, with a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, to begin...

Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh

Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack...

Hospital Readmissions Analysis Across All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
News | Business | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published a first-of-...

Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 18, 2017

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-...

Senate Healthcare Bill Denied Passage
News | Business | July 18, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 18, 2017 — Last-minute defections from two Republican senators early Tuesday ensured the chamber’s version of...

SCAI comments on CMS payment schedule
Feature | Business | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report, the...

Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Senate Releases Revised Version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — As the debate over healthcare insurance coverage continues, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled...

Videos | Business | July 13, 2017

Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, attending cardiologist,...

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

Edwards Sapien 3 cleared by FDA to use for valve in valve mitral procedures

One of the top stories for the month was the Edwards Sapien 3 TAVR valve gaining FDA clearance for use in transcatheter valve-in-valve aortic and mitral procedures. 

Feature | June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals...

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