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Structured Reporting: The Road Map for Better Data, Workflow and Reports

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Source: © TriMed Media Group / Wolters Kluwer

Creating the structured cardiac cath lab procedure report is the first step to improving patient care and data accuracy, coordinating intraprocedure workflow across the clinical team, making registry reporting seamless, and reducing overall cost of care.

With just 10 percent of U.S. cath labs utilizing structured reporting today, it is time to spread the word, says James E. Tcheng, MD, FACC, FSCAI, who is vice-chair and co-author of the ACC/AHA/SCAI 2014 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory that came out last year and has been gaining attention ever since. “Right now is the time to jump on board; it’s time to start exploring,” he says. Read more.