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Mary C. Tierney, MS
Vice President & Chief Content Officer, TriMed Media Group
Mary joined TriMed Media in 2002. She was the founding editor and editorial director of Health Imaging, Cardiovascular Business, Molecular Imaging Insight and CMIO, now known as Clinical Innovation + Technology. Prior to TriMed, Mary was the editorial director of HealthTech Publishing Company, where she had worked since 1991. While there, she oversaw four magazines and related online media, and piloted the launch of two magazines and websites. Mary holds a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University. She lives in East Greenwich, R.I., and when not working, she is usually running around after her family, taking photos or cooking.
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Tectonic shifts in healthcare delivery demand a broad collective skillset measured out among cardiologists, nurses, cardiology service line directors and practice administrators. Priorities need to focus on training and outreach from clinical, operational and financial perspectives as well as strengthening the heart team. Prairie Heart and Vascular Institute in Springfield, Ill., is part of one health system that is leading the way. Working from a mission and vision combining patient care with provider education—similar to the model in place at large academic medical centers—the practice is a judicious yet eager adopter of leading-edge technologies such as Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump, the smallest and least invasive percutaneous ventricular support blood pump. Care and caregiver collaboration is a constant. In short, Prairie daily demonstrates best practices that many other heart teams would do well to emulate.

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Priorities need to focus on training and outreach from clinical, operational and financial perspectives as well as strengthening the heart team — Prairie Heart and Vascular Institute in Springfield, Ill., is leading the way.

Simplifying Inventory Management

With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and changes to reimbursements, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA, recognizes it’s a critical time to control expenses.

Impella Coding Changes with QA

Watch this strategic webinar on the changes effective October 1, 2016, that simplify reimbursement for heart assist device systems, including Impella.

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Topping the list of must haves when rolling out a new complex PCI program are a solid mission to offer leading-edge technology, top-down administrative support, physician and nursing leadership, a quest for quality, and a well-oiled team.

From the Ground Up: Building a Better Interventional Program (Q&A)

San Juan Regional Medical Center's ongoing training and protocols has served the heart team well and their advice is solid for care providers seeking to offer quality care while maintaining a healthy bottom line.

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A team looking to increase efficiency in inventory management among VA medical centers has advice for healthcare facilities.

Episode 5: Enhancing Revascularization Outcomes One Patient Transfer at a Time (Q&A)

Learn how to improve and save lives of high-risk and emergent patients in need of revascularization.

 - BUMC Phoenix PCI

To make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care is both mission and mantra at Banner Health.

Webinar: Nursing Best Practices: Enabling Success in Protected PCI Patients in Cariogenic Shock (w/Q&A)

Find out what essential roles nurses play in San Juan Regional Medical Center's successful Protected PCI program.