Interventional Cardiologists Are Maintaining PCI Proficiency in Rural America
Meeting the Metrics: How Interventional Cardiologists Are Maintaining PCI Proficiency in Rural America
Choosing to practice in rural America has its benefits and challenges. While some interventional cardiologists may be concerned that they won’t be able to meet the yearly percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) proficiency quota necessary to maintain their credentials, many are finding more than enough volume in underserved areas. In fact, interventional cardiologists practicing rurally aren’t
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Getting Ready for Flu Season Surge: How Hospitals Can Prep
Just like the New Year’s Eve countdown clock, flu season is coming. To effectively meet that inevitable surge in sick patients, hospitals have to keep an eye on both short-term and long-term strategies. Not only do medical centers have to prepare their workforce and patient care centers to meet an increase in demand, but department
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VitalSolution Unveils New Anesthesia Services, Opening Opportunities for Rural Communities
Formerly CardioSolution, the rebrand reflects expanded service lines in response to clients’ growing needs. CINCINNATI–CardioSolution, a leading provider of comprehensive cardiovascular services, will now operate under a new name, VitalSolution. Effective at once, the change also signals the launch of a new anesthesiology service line to support critical healthcare needs across under-resourced communities, nationwide. We
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Celebrating Cardiovascular Professionals Week
To say “Cardiovascular Professionals Don’t Miss a Beat,” any other year, would be to recognize the consistency, determination, and dedication of invasive and non-invasive professionals delivering both emergency and routine care for some of the most vulnerable populations across the country. To say it in 2021, after almost a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, carries
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The Pulse | February 2021
Celebrating CV Professionals This year, CVP Week 2021 is really important. For nearly the past 400 days, healthcare workers across the world have been contending with the biggest global health crisis in over a century. It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has strained our health systems, tested the resilience of healthcare team members, and
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The Pulse | January 2021
Letter from Leadership A message to our partners, from CardioSolution President, Perrin Peacock: I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and were able to spend quality time with your families as we close out 2020, one of the most challenging years we have ever seen. As we put this crazy year in the
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It’s time to think differently about access
Success Requires More Than Operational Change Healthcare leaders can no longer look at access the way they have in the past, especially in a post-COVID-19 environment. Solving the patient access problem for the long term requires more than operational change. Leadership and governance structures that support a culture of access are necessary for success. Access
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financial cost of burnout
The extensive impact of physician burnout
According to a recent article published in JAMA, the United States is in the midst of a physician burnout crisis thanks to excessive workloads and increased clerical burden, among other factors. Many hospital systems and practices aren’t working to solve the problem, but what they often fail to consider is the financial loss that can
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Effective Cardiology Coverage Solutions Beyond Utilizing Locum Tenens Physicians
Are you constantly engaging locum tenens while scouting for a permanent physician? Or maybe you need coverage during your physicians’ holiday or sick leave? If the implications feel familiar, it’s time to look at other alternatives. Locum tenens, while beneficial in immediate situations, can quickly become a considerable expense. Even short stretches of coverage can
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The cost of nursing labor
Earlier this year, KPMG released their latest U.S. Hospital Nursing Labor Costs report which takes a look at current staffing trends and strategies. For this report, KPMG surveyed 100 hospital executives throughout the United States. Three of the main findings in regards to the cost of labor are as follows: Travel nurses have a higher
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The financial implications of patient satisfaction scores
Two new surveys conducted by or on behalf of West have revealed that patient satisfaction ratings are deeply intertwined with the financial well-being of a hospital or health system. This is primarily due to two factors: New reimbursement models tied to satisfaction ratings and increased consumer choice. New reimbursement models According to the Centers for
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The physician burnout crisis
Burnout is becoming a frequent topic of conversation as prevalence and severity continue to rise across all occupations, but especially for physicians. In fact, of the 15,000 doctors surveyed by Medscape for their annual Physician Lifestyle Report, 42% expressed experiencing burnout. According to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, burnout is
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