MedAxiom CV Business White Papers feature expert research, knowledge and insights on pressing issues in cardiology, arming CV organizations with solutions for success.
Heart failure (HF) is not only the leading cause of morbitity and mortality in the U.S., but is also one of the most expensive health conditions to manage. Misdirection of care can cause extended hospital stays and unnecessary treatments. Blood volume analysis (BVA) provides results that can accurately guide total fluid management as clinicians seek to optimize a patient’s total volume status. In this CV business white paper you will find implementation steps and best practices for adding BVA demonstrating notable improvements in patient outcomes.
As more organizations realize the value of advanced practice providers (APPs), many continue to be challenged with effective utilization of this care team member. This white paper developed by the MedAxiom Consulting Team based on their first-hand experience working with cardiovascular programs across the country underscores the value of the team-based care model when implemented appropriately. “We have seen the impact on programs where APPs are operating to their fullest capabilities and have outlined recommended implementation steps and a checklist of do’s and don’ts to take into consideration to advance APP utilization.” says Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, FACC, MedAxiom’s EVP of Care Transformation.
Healthcare leaders can no longer look at access the way they have in the past, especially in a post-COVID-19 environment. Solving the patient access problem for the long term requires more than operational change. Leadership and governance structures that support a culture of access are necessary for success.
With rising TAVR volumes, post-TAVR monitoring is receiving heightened attention within the first 30 days after discharge. To better understand the benefits of post-TAVR monitoring, MedAxiom collected feedback from cardiovascular organizations that implemented programs using Philips BioTel Heart Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT®) to improve outcomes. This white paper details reasons for using near-real-time MCOT, best practices for program implementation, and how programs can elevate the standard of care post-TAVR.
Technology plays a major role as cardiovascular programs strive to achieve the Quadruple Aim for better outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient and clinician experience. In part one of a three part CV business white paper series the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin (HVIW) share their experience with ScImage’s PICOM365 cardiology suite to create an integrated imaging and data platform for their cardiovascular enterprise. Hear how the uniquely designed workflows, vendor-agnostic adaptability, and cost-effective native cloud design allow them to manage advancing imaging modalities, growth and geographic expansion. “To provide the most advanced care possible we have to address every opportunity to improve efficiency in clinical workflows for our providers,” says Larry Sobal, CEO of HVIW.
Careful thought and strategic planning are needed to manage the accelerated shift to ambulatory interventional labs and avoid additional strain on the industry’s efforts to assure intentional, well managed care transitions. In an effort to meet the needs of the growing ambulatory surgical center/office-based lab (ASC/OBL) market, ScImage now offers a game-changing solution: a fully integrated hemodynamic system within the PICOM365 CVIS/CPACS through a partnership with Fysicon (a Canon company). In part two of a three part CV business white paper series three programs share outcomes of using ScImage’s PICOM365 cardiology suite integrated with Fysicon’s QMAPP in their ASC/OBL settings.
Without intentional transitions care is often fragmented, redundant and costly. Patients may experience less than excellent outcomes with delayed decision-making, or be lost to care altogether. Securely connecting health data, images and care planning across broad geographies and care settings is a core need for organizations to achieve a level of integration necessary for these types of intentional care transitions. In part three of this CV business white paper series, Boone Health and Missouri Heart Center share how ScImage’s cloud-based technology provided the foundation to shift to an enterprise approach for truly integrated patient care.
As cardiovascular leaders we strive for a patient-centric model of care that improves access and health. To achieve that we need solutions to bridge the gaps between the data and images used to plan and deliver care across all settings in a diverse continuum of care. This white paper overviews how ScImage’s PICOM365 offers a secure, turnkey, end-to-end cloud-based cardiovascular data and image integration solution where disparate technologies are no longer a barrier to clinical workflows.
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) techniques have been proven to accurately diagnose the presence or absence of atherosclerotic heart disease. More recently, CCTA derived fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) has been shown to accurately define the physiologic significance of lesions identified on CCTA images. Accordingly, we now have a single non-invasive test that is rapid, accurate, low cost, requires low radiation exposure and answers the key questions needed to effectively manage patients with stable chest pain. This MedAxiom white paper explores opportunities using CCTA and FFRCT and how cardiovascular programs can leverage these technologies to achieve the Quadruple Aim.
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