Cardiovascular Business

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Biosense Webster's multi-electrode RF ablation balloon

The most popular technology in May was the first data released on Biosense Webster's multi-electrode RF ablation balloon with irrigation. The system allows operators to change the energy levels of each electrode to avoid damaging sensitive underlying critical structures like the esophagus or phrenic nerve.

Feature | June 01, 2017 | Dave Fornell

June 1, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Cost comparison between NOACs, novel oral anticoagulants
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 – The results from the first real-world, matched head-to-head study comparing all-cause healthcare...

Society of Interventional Radiology Backs Reallocations Bill for Graduate Medical Education
News | Interventional Radiology | May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 — Fourteen members of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) took to Capitol Hill recently to...

DAIC reaches 1 million pageviews using SEO and social media
Feature | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 — Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) won the 2017 Azbee National Bronze Award and the...

Memorial Hospital of Gulfport used a McKesson, Change Healthcare, cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to improve workflow efficiency

Memorial Hospital has increased efficiency using a single cardiovascular information management database. 

Case Study | Cardiac PACS | May 23, 2017

Located along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is a nonprofit, 445-bed facility originally...

Cindy Grines, MD, is the chair of cardiology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
News | Cardiovascular Business | May 05, 2017

May 5, 2017 — Northwell Health recently announced that Cindy Grines, M.D., one of the nation’s pre-eminent...

House Passes American Health Care Act, Obamacare repeal
News | Cardiovascular Business | May 04, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis

May 4, 2017 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved the American Health Care Act, the...

Videos | Cardiovascular Business | May 03, 2017

Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of...

CMS to require AUC documentation clinical decision support for medical imaging

No. 4 on this month's list is an article about what will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018 to be reimbursed  by CMS for cardiac CT, MRI or nuclear imaging. Medicare will require documentation that appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support (CDS) was used to verify the more expensive tests are appropriate over less expensive testing options. 

Feature | May 02, 2017 | Dave Fornell

May 2, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

RFID inventory management system in use scanning in cath lab supplies using a Cardinal Health system

RFID tagged cath lab inventory being scanned in for use in a procedure at Nebraska Medicine's Bellevue Hospital. Automated systems like this can help eliminate or reduce the need for manual counts and enable more easily accessible analytics for better business management.

Feature | Inventory Management | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Tracking cardiovascular device inventory in cath labs, electrophysiology (EP) labs and operating rooms (ORs) can be...

Vacancy Rates Rise for Radiographers in 2017 ASRT Survey
News | Cardiovascular Business | April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 — The vacancy rate for...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Analytics Software | April 13, 2017

The shift to value-based payment models requires focused attention on quality and cost. Lumedx’s Cardiovascular...

ECRI Institute, top 10 patient safety concerns, 2017 report, information technology, healthcare
News | Information Technology | March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Safe implementation of...

American Health Care Act, vote delayed, House leadership, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, replacement bill
News | Cardiovascular Business | March 24, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis

March 24, 2017 — Facing the reality of not having enough votes to secure its passage, House leadership withdrew the...

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