In February 2012, the 117-bed TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville, Tenn., started considering ways to expand its success as a STEMI-referral site. The center turned to AirStrip Cardiology to put access to real-time EKG data in the palm of the physicians’ hands. Physicians can now view EKG data via iPad or iPhone before the patient even reaches the hospital. Sponsored by an educational grant from AirStrip.
In a real-world setting, many administrators struggle to balance pinching pennies and delivering care. As hospital reimbursement dwindles and innovation blossoms, hospital staff must find creative ways to save a buck without skimping on care. Staff members from three hospitals share their solutions ranging from data dissemination to innovation to physician engagement.
The FDA has approved a stem cell therapy that will work to repair damage caused by heart attacks, according to a release from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The approval will be the first-in-human use for the therapy in clinical trials.
When emergency medical services (EMS) notifies the hospital of a potential stroke patient before the patient reaches its doors, outcomes improve, according to a study published online July 10 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger inked SB 1237the California Dose Reporting Lawin September 2010. Designed as a quality control initiative for CT scans, the bill plunges imaging stakeholders and hospitals into uncharted waters.
Administering the adenosine-regulating agent acadesine to intermediate- and high-risk patients undergoing CABG did not reduce their risk of all-cause mortality, stroke or left ventricular dysfunction, according to the results of the RED-CABG trial published July 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Today, sadly, marks my last day with Cardiovascular Business. For almost three years, I have had the pleasure and honor of working with the crew here at CVB and all of you. It is a bittersweet goodbye for me, but I am moving on to start a new adventure in Beantown.
In 2008, the state of Massachusetts passed a controversial bill requiring payments of more than $50 to physicians from industry to be reported. But on July 3, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick repealed part of the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Gift Ban and Disclosure Law, which will now allow pharmaceutical or device companies to pay for modest meals and refreshments.