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Patients want healthcare cost information, but price lists alone aren’t turning them into savvy shoppers.

The healthcare delivery environment continues to evolve, requiring clinicians and practice executives to seek solutions that will lead to a pathway of success.

Concierge cardiologists report high job satisfaction along with more stable practice revenue, but experts caution specialists to learn about the differences in practice models.   

As Cardiovascular Business enters its second decade, our team has been pondering what the magazine’s pre-teen and teen years will be like. Are we looking at dignified maturity or awkward adolescence? 

Six healthcare organizations are joining forces with the goal of streamlining preapproval for patients’ medical treatments. The collaboration, they said, will give patients access to timely, affordable care while reducing administrative burdens for healthcare professionals, hospitals and insurance providers.

 

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Transparency & Tradeoffs: Clinicians Can Help Patients Be Better Healthcare Consumers

Patients want healthcare cost information, but price lists alone aren’t turning them into savvy shoppers.

Real-time Tool: As Demand for Value Grows, Societies Expand Registry Offerings

The healthcare delivery environment continues to evolve, requiring clinicians and practice executives to seek solutions that will lead to a pathway of success.

Call of Concierge: Still a Niche in Cardiology, But Growing

Concierge cardiologists report high job satisfaction along with more stable practice revenue, but experts caution specialists to learn about the differences in practice models.   

Keeping it Real

As Cardiovascular Business enters its second decade, our team has been pondering what the magazine’s pre-teen and teen years will be like. Are we looking at dignified maturity or awkward adolescence? 

Healthcare orgs collaborate to streamline prior authorization

Six healthcare organizations are joining forces with the goal of streamlining preapproval for patients’ medical treatments. The collaboration, they said, will give patients access to timely, affordable care while reducing administrative burdens for healthcare professionals, hospitals and insurance providers.

Meta-analysis backs claims of dangerous 'weekend effect' after surgery

A meta-analysis of 29 studies and more than 6 million patients has added to a pile of evidence supporting medicine’s “weekend effect,” according to a study published in Medical Care’s February issue.

Cardiologists’ compensation increasing at slower rate than peers

Physician compensation has increased across the board over the last five years but cardiologists’ pay has grown less than other specialties, according to SullivanCotter’s 2017 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey.

Declaration of Geneva revisions highlight patient autonomy, physician well-being

The newly revised Declaration of Geneva, released in October, contains wording tweaks throughout but also entirely new clauses focused on patient autonomy and physician health.

    Cardiac rehab participation low in US, varies widely by region

    Fewer than one in six American patients undergoes cardiac rehabilitation after MI, PCI or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and participation varies widely by state and region, a new study in Circulation found.

    Computer app alerts physicians to patient's risk of advanced HF

    An extensive computer app developed by researchers in Salt Lake City, Utah, could significantly improve both the quality and longevity of cardiac patients’ lives by preemptively alerting clinicians to advanced heart failure symptoms.

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