During HIMSS 2015, Louis Lannum, director, ITD enterprise imaging, information technology division, Cleveland Clinic, explained in sessions how to create an enterprise imaging system that goes beyond PACS to service all imaging and data needs of departments in the hospital enterprise.
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Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist and architect, application technology services, Montefiore Health System, New York, explains how he integrated enterprise imaging and mobile ECG waveform at Montefiore Health System.
In 2015, the FDA approved the first two drug-coated balloons for the U.S. market to treat peripheral artery disease in the SFA. Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital, who served a the site principal investigator for the Lutonix balloon trial, explains his experiences and insights with these devices in an interview at ACC 2015. Read the article “Drug-eluting Balloons Enter the U.S. Market.”
Hear the latest trends and news on interventional cardiology from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 meeting in an interview with John Reilly, M.D., FACC, vice chairman of cardiology, Ochsner, New Orleans, and chairman of PR, SCAI.
Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of JACC's Clinical EP, and medical director, clinical electrophysiology, director, Cardiovascular Institute, co-director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology shown on the expo floor at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.
The results from the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015. Principal Investigator William Abraham, M.D., professor, cardiovascular medicine, The Ohio State University, shares trial data and his experience with the system.
Several late-breaking trials for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015. Find out some of the insights to that data with Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SM, chief academic officer and director of the interventional cardiology fellowship program, Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and CRF/TCT faculty.
Sentara Health in Virginia is going through the process of choosing a new cardiovascular information system (CVIS) and implementing enterprise imaging. Sentara's IT leader shares information on what elements they are looking for and how they plan to wire their system to achieve a new level of interoperability for cardiology. They were at RSNA 2014 visiting with CVIS vendors as part of their selection process. Read the article "10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Cardiovascular Information System."
QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics — Meet regulatory requirements — Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow — Optimize communication to help deliver better care
McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: McKesson Enterprise Image Repository — Brings together all the scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient's imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange — Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.
Many of the key trends in radiology seen at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting are discussed by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell.
Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting.
Siemens introduces True volume transesophageal echo (TEE) transducer — this 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful echocardiography visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced cardioac ultrasound analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing. For more information: usa.healthcare.siemens.com/ultrasound/cardiovascular/acuson-sc2000-ultrasound-system/features
Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, explains how to prevent and manage access site complications, use of vascular closure devices and how to aid patient ambulation following PCI.
Ziad Ali, M.D., senior scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), discusses the current trials and future possibilities of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy imaging to identify and pre-treat vulnerable plaque.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in sessions and shown on the expo floor at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 meeting.
DAIC Editor, Dave Fornell, interviews Jim Hermiller, M.D., FACC, director of interventional cardiology, St. Vincent Heart Center-Indiana, and a principle investigator in the Absorb III Trial. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."
John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company's computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment technology, which may eliminate the need for catheter-based FFR measurements.
Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution from GE Healthcare is designed to empower Cardiologists to enhance patient care through full clinical access, optimized productivity and enhanced revenue cycle efficiencies. Omar Sunna, global product manager for GE Healthcare IT, explains some of the highlights of the system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
Toshiba launched its new myocardial perfusion software for computed tomography (CT) during the 2014 American College of College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting. Perfusion imaging is now available on both the Aquillion One and Aqullion One Vision CT systems.
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Past President Matthew Budoff, M.D., explains some of the new technology and latest trends seen in cardiac CT during the SCCT 2014 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.
The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2-D cardiac exams. Featuring Toshiba's 2-D Wall Motion Tracking technology, the system provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), the Aplio 500 CV system is designed to get the most comprehensive information anytime and anywhere in the hospital, right at the patient's bedside. Additional cardiac-specific technologies include Tissue Enhancement, Advanced Dynamic Flow, Lateral Gain Controls, Tissue Doppler, Stress Echo, Flex-M Mode and Auto IMT. The system is easy to use, with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. For more information: http://medical.toshiba.com/products/ul/cardiovascular/index.php
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2014 meeting.
ASE Past President James Thomas, M.D., explains some of the hot topics in cardiovascular ultrasound at the 2014 meeting of the American Society Echocardiography (ASE).
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new technologies in nuclear imaging that were on display at the 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scientific Committee, discusses the new technologies and trends at SNMMI 2014.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies shown on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
Bioresorbable stent technology was one of the big interventional technologies discussed at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting. Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital, explains where the technology is today and what we will likely see in the future. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."
The biggest late-breaking news to come out of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting was from the CoreValve High-Risk pivotal trial, which showed a transcatheter valve offers a 26 percent survival benefit over surgical valve replacement. Co-Principal Investigator David Adams, M.D., explained the impact of the trial.
A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial. Michael Jaff , D.O., worked as part of the core lab for the trial and explains the trial outcomes and the future of renal denervation technology.
A big trend in healthcare IT at HIMSS 2014 was the creation of enterprise-wide image access systems. With the introduction of vendor neutral archives (VNAs), enterprise imaging will increasingly be taken out of the hands of radiology and move to the responsibility of hospital IT directors. In this form, radiology may become just another department contributing images to the VNA. HIMSS also highlighted the proliferation of new, inexpensive home use patient monitors.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in sessions and shown on the expo floor at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 meeting.
Scott Lim, M.D., director of the Heart Valve Center at the University of Virginia Medical Center, investigator in the EVEREST and COAPT trials, discusses the MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair system at TCT 2013. The device recieved FDA clearance a couple days before TCT.
Herbert Aronow, M.D., MPH, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, and an active member of ACC and SCAI, explains the top interventional cardiology highlights at TCT 2013.
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) President Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., FASE, explains some of the recent trends and issues facing cardiac ultrasound. These trends include reimbursement issues, the rapid expansion of point-of-care ultrasound and the critical role played by the new sub-specialty of interventional ultrasound.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights some of the biggest trends and most innovative technology discussed during the American Society of Echocardiology (ASE) 2013 annual meeting.
Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular information system (CVIS), introduced at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting. The CV12 system offers new solutions for echocardiography, nuclear perfusion imaging, cath lab reporting and ECG management and reporting. For more information, visit www.agfahealthcare.com
SunTech demonstrated its new Tango M2 cardiac stress test automated blood pressure monitoring system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. The system eliminates the need to manually take blood pressure readings during a stress test, which can sometimes be difficult because of patient motion. It also allows clinicians to focus on the patient and the test instead of worrying about periodic blood pressure measurements. For more information, visit www.SunTechMed.com/TM2Info
McKesson highlighted enhancements to its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 13. The system offers new modules for electrophysiology, inventory control and aids interoperability for better change capture and data mining. For more information, visit www.allaboutCVIS.com