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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.

Mobile Cardiac Rehab Meets Patients Where They Are: At Home

Partner News | Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Moving Analytics’ Solution Utilizes Stanford University Research and Technology to Increase Cardiac Rehab Participation, Reduce Readmissions and Improve Outcomes at Lower Costs.


New MedAxiom Partner Offers Suspended Radiation Protection System

Partner News | Published: Thursday, April 6, 2017

MedAxiom is pleased to announce a new corporate partner: TIDI Products™, distributor of the suspended radiation protection system, Zero-Gravity™. With clinician safety and comfort as its primary benefits, the Zero-Gravity system provides greater protection against radiation doses in a virtually weightless design that allows for ease of movement and less strain on the body.


Astellas Announces New President of Astellas US Technologies, Inc.

Partner News | Published: Friday, March 31, 2017

Astellas today announced that John DeMay has been appointed president, Astellas US Technologies, Inc. (AUST). In this role, DeMay will be responsible for promoting collaboration and cooperation across Pharmaceutical Technology divisions functions in the Americas.


CMS Update: Further Delays to Cardiac EPMs

News | Published: Monday, March 20, 2017

CMS just posted an interim final rule with comment period that further delays the effective date of the cardiac EPMs from March 21, 2017 until May 20, 2017.


Preparing for the ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® Examinations? ASE’s Review Course Can Help You Prepare

Partner News | Published: Monday, March 6, 2017

The Review Course has been specifically designed by ASE as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations.


Medtronic Receives CE Mark for Its Next Generation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemakers

Partner News | Published: Friday, February 24, 2017

Suite of Smart Heart Failure Devices Offers More-Effective Pacing, Expanded MRI Access.


Digirad Blog: MACRA: Meaningful Use, PQRS and what lies ahead for reimbursements

Partner News | Published: Friday, February 24, 2017

The complicated nature of MACRA’s rollout may have left some healthcare providers behind, but significant changes are on the horizon, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the changes. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, better known as MACRA, affects all practices — big and small — and the mandates already in place will affect the bottom line of your practice in 2017 and beyond. These new rulings apply to all physicians, physician assistants, nurses, anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals, so it’s important to understand what’s quickly coming down the pike.


NCDR Study Finds Radial Access, Same-Day PCI Could Save $300 Million Annually

News | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017

According to the February 20, 2017 article in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions* by Amit P. Amin, MD, MSc, et al, “Shifting  current practice from transfemoral intervention non-same-day discharge to TRI SDD by 30% could potentially save a hospital performing 1,000 PCIs each year $1 million and the country $300 million annually.”


CMS Update: EPMs Will Not Be Delayed

News | Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

During a CMS call on February 22, 2017, regarding the AMI and CABG episode payment models (EPMs), a CMS official advised that there will be no further delays to the models.


Virginia Heart Chief Executive Officer Gregory P. Corbett Joins Ideal Protein Cardiology Advisory Board

Partner News | Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GATINEAU, Quebec--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ideal Protein, provider of a medically-designed protocol for weight management, announced today that Gregory P. Corbett, Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Heart, a leading cardiovascular center located in metropolitan Washington D.C., has joined their cardiology advisory board. Corbett was introduced to Ideal Protein through leading cardiovascular performance community MedAxiom and is the fifth member to join the board. Patrick J. White, President of MedAxiom, is also a cardiology advisory board member.