Webinars & Videos

Dynamic dyads, powerful partnerships and thriving in value-based care

ACC Vice President C. Michael Valentine, MD, sees teams of physicians and administrators as key to managing the changing healthcare industry. Partnerships help them tackle legislative, administrative and financial changes. And while some clinicians complain about MACRA, Valentine says, the legislation aligns government and physicians in switching from volume- to value-based care. ACC has created a MACRA task force and website to inform cardiologists and patients.

Avoiding audits, compliance planning and MACRA super users

Cathie Biga, RN, MSN, discusses the importance of pre-planning for physician practices to avoid an audit. Having a full compliance plan for coding and documentation audits helps with appropriateness criteria, electronic medical record standards and making sure billing matches up with documentation. She also recommends that practices have at least one person who understands the MACRA legislation and shares the information with the entire group.

What are the biggest challenges facing cardiovascular specialists today?

Cardiovascular providers discuss their biggest challenges, including payers refusing to cover tests, procedures or medications that could benefit patients and providing costly and beneficial therapies and procedures while dealing with cost constraints. There are plenty more, listen in.

ABSORB-III: Patient selection, vessel size key to success

Cardiologists J.P. Reilly, MD, and Larry S. Dean, MD, offer insight on the two-year results of the ABSORB III trial that evaluated Abbott’s Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold. They also talk about the March 18th FDA advisory letter alerting healthcare professionals of an increase in major adverse cardiac events with the Absorb compared with the Xience drug-eluting stent. As they note, physicians need to be careful about selecting the right patients who may benefit from bioresorbable stents, using them in right-sized vessels and making sure to properly deploy the devices.

Brent Lang, CEO, Vocera

Brent Lang, CEO of Vocera at HIMSS17 saw the discussions focused on security, interoperability, and resiliency. Now and into the future, mobile technology will be the key enabler to improving the patient experience.

Don Woodlock, GM, Enterprise Imaging, GE Healthcare IT

Don Woodlock, GM of Enterprise Imaging at GE Healthcare IT discusses at HIMSS17 the importance of creating a more holistic view of the patient for the provider. The best way to accomplish this task is to integrate all specialties, images, test results into one EMR, allowing a complete view of patient information.

Paul Markham, VP, Global Marketing, Vital

Paul Markham, VP, Global Marketing with Vital said the word that made the most powerful impact at HIMSS17 was “mobile.” As interoperability continues to improve within hospitals and other ACO’s, access to timely information will be key in providing the highest quality of care to the patient.