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Carrie Redick RN MSN NEA-BC, director of interventional cardiology and structural heart, Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, explains the need for financial literacy among structural heart program directors at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular therapeutics (TCT) 2023 meeting.

Why financial literacy is so important for structural heart program directors

Carrie Redick, an ICU nurse for nearly 20 years, said understanding more about financial data improved her ability to acquire funding and other resources for her program when necessary. 

February 27, 2024
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Data shows COVID precautions gave ‘screenable’ cancers an unwelcome opening

Many public health experts believe global pandemics will become more frequent in coming years. Given the advance warning, healthcare leaders should plan now to encourage screening compliance then.

February 24, 2024
With advances and increased experience in the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), same-day discharge (SDD) has become increasingly commonplace, but patient selection is key. Antithrombotic therapy may not be necessary for certain transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients, according to a new analysis published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Implementing a same-day PCI discharge pathway boils down to correct patient selection

Safety is key to which individuals are selected for SDD, and there can be benefits to both patients and health systems as this becomes the predominant model of care in elective PCI.

February 20, 2024
The rate of radiology reading errors has not changed in 75 years, despite technology advances, explains Michael Bruno, MD, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, who outlines the reasons why.

Error rates in radiology have not changed in 75 years

Radiology report reading errors are as prevalent as ever. Michael Bruno, MD, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center says it's time for that to change.

February 13, 2024
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New lawsuit alleges a woman’s brain bleed was mistaken for drunken driving, causing significant harm

A Washington woman was pulled over and arrested because a state trooper thought she was driving under the influence. It turned out that she was not drunk, but suffering from a frontal-lobe subdural hematoma. She has now filed a lawsuit against the county. 

February 9, 2024
Merative Merge Hemo being demonstrated to attendees at the America College of Cardiology (ACC) 2023 meeting. The system was ranked the best hemodynamic system by end-users in the 2023 "Best in KLAS" ratings. Photo by Dave Fornell

Best in KLAS 2024: New rankings for cardiovascular information systems, hemodynamic solutions

Hospital end users ranked the CVIS and hemodynamic systems they use, shedding light on their working relationships with IT vendors. 

February 8, 2024
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CDC: Updated COVID jab significantly reduces odds of infection

The latest COVID-19 vaccine began entering recipients’ bodies last September. Now comes early CDC data supporting the formulation’s general effectiveness.

February 4, 2024

Former Pfizer employee convicted of trading on COVID trial info

The statistician pocketed $270,000 in profits after Paxlovid's ability to combat COVID-19 was revealed publicly in a landmark announcement. 

January 22, 2024

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Kate Hanneman, MD, explains why many vendors and hospitals want to lower radiology's impact on the environment. "Taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint in healthcare isn’t just an opportunity," she said. "It’s also a responsibility."

The Department of Justice spent a substantial amount of time and energy targeting healthcare fraud in 2023, according to a new 80-page report. Some of the year's biggest settlements involved cardiac surgery and cardiac imaging. 

Carrie Redick, an ICU nurse for nearly 20 years, said understanding more about financial data improved her ability to acquire funding and other resources for her program when necessary. 

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