A small but growing number of survivorship clinics for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients are popping up in healthcare systems across the country, but some cardiologists wonder if the model is sustainable.
As healthcare continues to shift its focus from quantity to quality, radiologists have a chance to demonstrate their value and show that, yes, they deserve a seat at the table when it comes to discussing the present and future of patient care in the United States. So will they seize that opportunity?
Pediatric cardiologists say they can use telemedicine to improve patient care and ease the burden on patients’ families. But with the costs of these programs stretching into the hundreds of thousands, and a patchwork of reimbursement and regulations to contend with, what does it take to find success with pediatric telecardiology?
Every day, cardiologists make hundreds, if not thousands, of mouse clicks, encounter countless notifications and manage a steady stream of alerts that pop up on their computer and device screens. Some say these demands of the electronic health record (EHR) are distracting clinicians from patient care and contributing to physician burnout. Yet there are workarounds that can help cardiologists handle the digital data deluge.
In the last two years, 89 percent of healthcare organizations suffered at least one data breach involving the loss or theft of patient data. The question, experts say, is not if a hospital will be attacked, but rather when—and how prepared its teams will be to mitigate damage.