Megan Tooley, Cardiovascular Roundtable
Recently, members have been asking us for strategies to strengthen their relationships with referring physicians, particularly for CV diagnostic testing. In light of declining volumes for CV services, it’s crucial to make sure you are capturing referrals for these front-end services.
We offer many best practices for enhancing CV market capture in our ongoing national meeting presentation "CV Imaging as the Nexus of Growth" and our study CV Marketing Strategy. But today I want to highlight another organization that is strategically marketing a new service that ensures CV imaging report quality to strengthen high-priority referral relationships.
Here's one idea for securing CV imaging referrals
Carly Anderson, Cardiovascular Roundtable
As more and more articles come out about the need to reduce readmissions among patients with heart failure, acute MI, and pneumonia—and the difficulty of doing so—it is clear that a quick-fix solution won’t work. There are just too many factors involved in a readmission.
An article in New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Harlan Krumholz points out that readmissions are more often than not caused by something different than the original index admission, noting that HF patient readmissions are related to the index HF admission or associated treatment only 37% of the time.
Readmissions challenge leads to focus on inpatient experience
Nicole MacMillan, Cardiovascular Roundtable
With the recent release of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) consensus statement on ad hoc PCI, the discussion around informed consent for cardiac procedures has again risen to the forefront of our members’ topics of interest.
One study we discussed previously suggests that patient education surrounding elective PCI decisions is often infrequent and ripe for improvement. This dialogue with patients will become increasingly critical as providers seek to activate patients in their care to secure both loyalty and engagement throughout the treatment process.
Informed consent for cardiovascular procedures: Resources for your program