Forty-two percent of physicians are burned out in 2020, according to Medscape’s annual National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report, and cardiologists fall in the top half of most-burned-out specialists.

Ambulatory care for cardiovascular conditions has improved in the U.S. over the past decade, according to data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology—but there’s still plenty of room to grow.

A number of female cardiologists are leading, or preparing to lead, top cardiology organizations this year. Could 2020 mean a paradigm shift for the field?

As costs continue to rise, healthcare organizations must become more efficient with collecting, says Anthony Cunningham, MBA, vice president of Patient Financial Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health. One approach, he explains, is deploying staff away from repetitive tasks and “toward high-value-add work.” That’s where artificial intelligence comes in.

In the debut of CVB's 2020 Vision series, healthcare administrators talk about the challenges they are facing as new financial realities descend on their patients and practices. It’s out with the old ways of tackling revenue cycle management. It’s time, they say, to adopt a mindset that safeguards patients' financial well-being while also furthering the organization's mission and protecting its margin. 

Here’s how top-performing cardiology programs set a tone that supports leadership and creates a culture aimed at success.

Tread carefully, analysts warn. In the era of value-based healthcare, it may take more than shopworn business strategies to close the budget gap.

New research out of Spain suggests we’re one step closer to personalized medicine for patients with atrial fibrillation.

In today’s reality of fast-paced healthcare and over-the-counter self-medication, older patients could be taking a potentially dangerous cocktail of drugs every day.

The odds of a successful and effective TMVR for the treatment of mitral regurgitation increase alongside an operator’s level of experience, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found.

A study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing Nov. 28 found that nearly half of heart patients undergoing PCI admit to not understanding or remembering the bulk of the informed consent process, leaving them without a clear picture of the procedure and its potential benefits.

Deprescribing—or working with patients to reduce and optimize their medication load—could be fundamental to healthcare’s push toward more patient-centered care, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.