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Cardiovascular Business asked practicing cardiologists about the top information technology issues on their minds. Then we invited representatives from five cardiovascular information technology (CVIT) companies to join us for a roundtable discussion. Participants include:

Don Woodlock, Vice President and General Manager of Cardiology IT at GE Healthcare Ohad Arazi, General Manager of Cardiology at McKesson Bob Schallhorn, Senior Vice President of Solutions Management at Merge Healthcare Ivan Salgo, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions at Philips Robert Taylor, PhD, Vice President of Global Business Development and Technology Innovation, Digital Health Services, at Siemens Healthcare

How are your cardiology customers...

 - Kathy Boyd David
For this issue, Cardiovascular Business invited executives from five cardiovascular IT companies to join us for an hour. They tackled every question we asked and more.
 - Cardiology Patient Visits With and Without a Scribe
Physicians and patients are seeing less of each other over the barrier of computer screens. Is hiring scribes the answer?
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A disconnect between best care and what Medicare is willing to reimburse for it has put some electrophysiologists and their hospitals in a bind.
 - Gregory J. Dehmer, MD
A new program announced by the ACC will make it possible for the public to access data submitted by hospitals to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry.
 - @EricTopol: Echocardiogram of my heart thru my smartphone
While mobile apps show promise to revolutionize healthcare delivery, they also pose important questions.
Special Section
 - Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions
Balancing needs, utilization and cost while improving patient care are central to the mission of the interventional cardiology team at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta.
Special Section
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Good outcomes in revascularizing high-risk, complex PCI patients start with careful patient selection. The secret to success in complete revascularization with Protected PCI involves some art, some...
 - Adam deJong, MA, FAACVPR
AACVPR is working to redefine how cardiac rehabilitation is referred, provided and reimbursed.
Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
Will noninferior results be good enough to win over cardiologists and payers?
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is proving to be a disruptive technology, as cardiac surgeons and cardiologists join forces and combine resources to determine its ultimate utility.
Conference News
 - ACC 2015 patient engagement pavillion
As the American College of Cardiology (ACC) prepares for its 65th Annual Scientific Sessions, to be held in Chicago, April 2-4, 2016, Program Chair Athena Poppas, MD, reflects on how today’s...
 - VIVA 2015
How VIVA Physicians is working to answer questions about treatment of vascular disease.