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From the latest healthcare headlines to MedAxiom community news, this is the place to learn more and stay informed. Updated regularly.

Study: Obesity fuels silent heart damage, increased risk of future heart failure

Partner News | Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tim Callahan, President of Ideal Protein, a MedAxiom partner, shares his concern regarding the results of this Johns Hopkins study that shows a direct relationship found between obesity and subclinical heart damage, which is quite potent and truly concerning from a public health standpoint given the growing number of obese people in the United States and worldwide.

FY 2018 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule: CV-Specific Overview

News | Published: Monday, August 14, 2017

MedAxiom has highlighted those issues that are cardiovascular in nature and included links to a fact sheet as well as the full Final Rule. Below is a summary table of the some of the most significant changes from 2017 to 2018. It is followed by key points

Are We Really Moving to Value?

News | Published: Monday, August 14, 2017

MedAxiom’s Larry Sobal asks two very important and related questions of the CV industry in a new article in the July/August issue of Cardiac Interventions Today magazine: Are We Really Moving to Value? Or Are We Just Paying for Health Care Differently?

Cath Lab Profitability

News | Published: Monday, August 14, 2017

Ryan Graver, President of MedAxiom Ventures, served as guest editor for the Expert Advice section of Cath Lab Digest this month with his “Cath Lab Profitability” article, which focuses on the importance of and pathway to cath lab optimization.

ScImage Awarded U.S. Government’s DIN-PACS IV Contract

Partner News | Published: Monday, August 7, 2017

ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise PACS solutions, has been awarded a new DIN-PACS IV (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communications System) contract by the U.S. Government.  The contract is potentially valued up to $400,000,000, and the terms include one five-year base period and one five-year option period.

Aligning Compensation with Quality Care

News | Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

Physician compensation expert and MedAxiom Consulting vice president, Joel Sauer, provides insight on the complexities of the value transition throughout the article:

ScImage Partners with WVU

Partner News | Published: Monday, July 17, 2017

ScImage has announced that it is partnering with West Virginia University Health System to utilize ScImage’s PICOM365 Enterprise PACS throughout the eight WVU Medicine hospitals. The high security, Cloud-based PICOM365 will deliver cardiovascular image management, viewing, and reporting capabilities for seamless workflow throughout the health system. 

Pritikin ICR Growing Rapidly as Additional Hospitals Sign On

Partner News | Published: Monday, July 10, 2017

As part of their commitment to provide cardiac patients with the best care, hospital facilities across the United States are adopting the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) program.

FY 2018 Proposed QPP Rule Overview

News | Published: Monday, July 3, 2017

A summary of the major provisions of the proposed CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Rule (CMS-5522-P) that was published on June 20

Customizable Patient Education Tools

Partner News | Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

To help prepare patients for a cardiac stress test, Astellas has developed customizable materials for use within your practices.