- EHR Integration

Providers and health plans potentially could save $8 billion each year if they fully adopted electronic information transactions, according to a report from the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare.

 - transradial, wrist

Chalk another one up for transradial access. According to results published online March 26, patients undergoing catheterization via the radial artery had no significant change to limb function and sensation, assessed by cold intolerance, was not adversely impacted.

 - structural heart, Medtronic CoreValve

Medtronic snagged another victory for its CoreValve device with expanded FDA approval of its use in valve-in-valve procedures in inoperable and high-risk patients.

 - EHR Round Up

An analysis of eight popular EHRs found none of their user interfaces had optimal graphing displays of laboratory test results.

 - question mark

The use of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (PVADs) has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a study published online March 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine casts doubt on their overall benefit, given the high costs and mortality rates.