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The American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo is now an ALL VIRTUAL Experience streaming live starting tomorrow May 15 – 17, 2021, with On Demand access. Get access to practice-changing research and cutting-edge education with six channels of streaming sessions, 3,300 eAbstracts, 100+ Pathway Collection sessions, as well as the Virtual Expo and signature Learning Destinations. Don’t miss sessions on the telehealth cardiac team (#729), cardiac rehab (#716), the evolving role of advanced practice providers (#6502) and more. Click here for full coverage of the latest science from ACC.21 – including trial summaries, news stories, journal scans, slides, videos and more. Follow @MedAxiom on Twitter for key highlights and session coverage. Learn more.

Practice Management and Service Lines

Report calls for broader scope of practice for nurses, better support for equity, mental health

(Healthcare Dive) - Demand for nurses will only grow post-pandemic, as will the rigors of the job, according to the paper published Tuesday from the National Academy of Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

PSQH Quick Poll: Nursing's Impact on Patient Safety and Quality

(HealthLeaders Media) - COVID-19 has been a major focus for healthcare organizations for more than a year now, but when asked about what other issues need to be emphasized moving forward, 75.9% of respondents felt staff retention was the biggest concern.

Nursing execs dish on the digital health tools they've found most useful during the pandemic

(Healthcare IT News) - On International Nurses Day, RNs from around the country say telehealth, mobile apps and, yes, electronic health records have been integral to providing seamless patient care at their organizations.

How hospital partnerships can better prepare healthcare leaders for crises

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital staff in New York City wore garbage bags as personal protective equipment, patients in California emergency rooms overflowed into ER hallways and Missouri nurses worked twice the normal number of shifts to make up for sick co-workers. Here's how partnerships can better prepare hospitals for the next disaster, according to a May 11 article by The Verge.

Legislation and Revenue Cycle

Fully vaccinated? CDC says you no longer need a mask indoors

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks or follow social distancing guidelines in most indoor settings, the CDC announced May 13.

Poll Finds Public Health Has A Trust Problem

(NPR) - "I don't trust them — I don't," says Sandra Wallace. She's 60 and owns a construction company in Arizona. To her, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance has been inconsistent.

One million Americans have gotten covered during the special enrollment period

(Healthcare Finance News) - Since April 1, premiums have been reduced by over 40% for nearly 2 million current HealthCare.gov enrollees.

4 tips for patient-centered billing

(Medical Economics) - Many practices’ billing practice fall short of their patients’ expectations.


Improving Patient Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

(The Cardiology Advisor) - Although exercise training was once thought to be contraindicated for patients with heart failure (HF), its benefits and safety in this population have since become well-established and supported by a range of research findings.

For Younger MI Survivors, Stress Boosts Adverse Outcomes

(TCTMD) - Inflammation could play a role, but a larger question is how best to mitigate the harms of psychological distress.

New AHA Statement on Aortic Stenosis in Chronic Kidney Disease

(Medscape) - Patients with chronic kidney disease and aortic stenosis have distinctive epidemiological and pathophysiological characteristics, presenting diagnostic and management challenges, a new statement says.

Recurrent Stroke 'Alarmingly High' With Carotid Web

(Medscape) - Ischemic stroke patients with a carotid web – a protrusion in the carotid artery – have unacceptably high rates of recurrent stroke and may need more intensive secondary prevention, a new study suggests.

More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation do not receive guideline-based therapy

(Healio) - In a rural health system, more than half of patients with atrial fibrillation did not receive treatment consistent with guidance from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society, data show.

Physical inactivity is ‘significant global health burden’

(Healio) - Worldwide, 7.2% of deaths from all causes and 7.6% of deaths from CVD were attributable to physical inactivity, according to recent data.

Other Health Industry News

Fauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall

(The Hill) - Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Thursday that schools in the fall should be open “full blast” five days a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume life without masks or other restrictions.

Another Pandemic 'To Do' on the List for Schools: Contact Tracing

(HealthLeaders Media) - Public health officials and educators are teaming up to track students who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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