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A law firm hired to investigate the situation reviewed more than 300,000 pages of documents and conducted more than 250 hours of interviews. 

Malissa Wood, MD, associate chief of cardiology for diversity and equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the role of health equity in cardiovascular care and what her health system is doing to address it. 

As the world grapples with the potential downsides of generative AI, a global group of healthcare researchers is warning of health perils that could emanate from well beyond clinical settings.


Industry groups applaud bill connecting Medicare payments to inflation

Healthcare groups are applauding a bill in the House of Representatives that would ensure Medicare payments are tied to inflation.

April 6, 2023

Physicians sound off on prior authorization burdens on patients

Recent survey findings underscore that the vast majority of physicians believe prior authorization has a negative impact on patient care. In fact, some specialists think it leads to worse outcomes.


March 16, 2023
The American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society issued a joint statement soon after CMS published its final rule for the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The groups warned that the final rule could threaten patient access to high-quality care. Medicare cuts may harm patient care.

Industry groups agree MedPAC’s inflationary update is not enough

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) wants to tie physician payments to inflation. Healthcare groups say it doesn't go far enough

March 15, 2023
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High costs limit the value of dapagliflozin, empagliflozin as heart failure treatments

SGLT2 inhibitors such as dapagliflozin and empagliflozin are associated with improved outcomes among many heart failure patients. The medications are not cost-effective, however, limiting their overall value. Read the full economic analysis to learn more. 

March 8, 2023
Sahil A. Parikh, MD, Director of Endovascular Services at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, explained the growing trend or interventional cardiologists treating PAD and CLI. He shares what he thinks is important for cardiology departments to know before expanding expanding their programs in this space.

What do interventional cardiologists need to treat PAD and CLI?

Sahil Parikh, MD, director of endovascular services at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, said treating these patients can be quite challenging. 

February 24, 2023
AHA President Michelle Albert explains what can be done to boost healthcare equity and diversity in cardiology.

AHA President Michelle Albert on addressing health equity issues in cardiology

American Heart Association President Michelle Albert, MD, talked to us about about how to address health inequities in cardiology departments.

February 16, 2023
An example of artificial intelligence (AI) automated detection of a intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in. a CT scan used to send alerts to the stroke acute care team before a radiologist even sees the exam. Example shown by TeraRecon at RSNA 2022.

FDA has now cleared more than 500 healthcare AI algorithms

More than 500 clinical AI algorithms have now been cleared by the FDA, with the majority just in the past couple years.

February 6, 2023

Healthcare industry reacts to PHE ending in May

MGMA and AHA discuss how the end of the PHE will impact healthcare stakeholders.

February 1, 2023
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