Posts in Category: ACC

Meeting the Triple Aim by switching from femoral to radial access  

Although 90-95 percent of cardiac catheterizations in the U.S. are performed through the femoral artery, radial access has been found to be a safer, faster, more comfortable, and more cost-efficient approach.

Here are some of the reasons why providers should consider switching to radial access in their quest for the Triple Aim—better patient satisfaction, improved care and lower costs.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 06/13/2019 Categories: ACC American College of Cardiology analytics best practices CAD cath lab NCDR PCI radial access

Finances top hospital execs list of concerns 

That the financial challenge of running a hospital ranked as the top concern in an annual study by the American College of Healthcare Executives should come as little surprise to anyone in the industry. Overwhelmed by the fact that revenues are growing at a considerably slower pace than ever before, providers are left scrambling for ways to bring down expenses without sacrificing quality.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 03/04/2019 Categories: ACC American College of Cardiology analytics healthcare analytics performance

300 attend webinar to plan for ACC CathPCI v5 update 

With the American College of Cardiology’s update of the NCDR® CathPCI Registry® to version 5 fast approaching, 300 LUMEDX users attended our third and final informational webinar earlier this week to prepare clients for a smooth transition. Our first and second webinars were attended by a total of 125 users. Thank you all!

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 03/20/2018 Categories: ACC American College of Cardiology

Visit LUMEDX at ACC.18 and NCDR.18 in Orlando 

Join LUMEDX at the American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo (ACC.18)—the largest gathering of innovative cardiovascular products and services under one roof—and the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Annual Conference (NCDR.18), a 2½-day program held right before ACC.18 that aims to help hospitals and health systems blaze trails in quality improvement.

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How near-real time and even retrospective analytics can improve performance  

Retrospective clinical data is essential in the quest to improve outcomes and contain costs, but even more valuable is integrated, near real-time data analytics that illustrate how you compare to other cardiac care centers nationally.

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Heart Attack Patients Get Faster Care When Medical Teams Use Smartphone Social Network System 

18-month study tracked 114 STEMI patients
New research shows that patients in need of a hospital transfer were treated 27 minutes faster when their medical teams used a smartphone app-based social network system (SNS) to set up the transfer, compared to medical teams who didn’t use the smartphone technology. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, monitored the time that patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) suffered from ischemia (reduction in blood supply) while they waited to have a procedure opening their blocked arteries. On nights and weekends, the treatment time reduction was even greater than during the regular work week. One of the study’s senior researchers, Jin Joo Park, M.D., pointed out that there is a higher risk of death for patients who get to a hospital during off hours—a worldwide trend. “Transferred STEMI patients rarely achieve timely reperfusion due to delays in the transfer process, especially when transferred during off-hours,” Park told... read more