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2014-04-22 23:16:11

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) structured reporting criteria set the standard for quality improvement in the cardiac cath lab. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 ACE is proud to be referenced as a pioneer of accreditation standards in the new health policy statement from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography (ACC/AHA/SCAI). The policy statement defines new standards for structured reporting of...

2014-04-22 23:15:35

The North American Snakebite Registry was created by The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in 2013. Data from the pilot year were presented at the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting in March, as the College announced expansion of the Registry. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 In 2013, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) launched the North American Snakebite Registry with eight participating medical toxicology centers. This Registry was developed in order to...

2014-04-11 11:37:44

ACP calls for testing innovative liability reforms to break through political impasse The American College of Physicians (ACP) today released a policy paper on the medical liability crisis, which continues to have a profound effect on the medical system. "Medical Liability Reform—Innovative Solutions for a New Health Care System" provides an update of the medical liability landscape, state-based activity on medical liability reform, and summarizes traditional and newer reform proposals...

2014-04-09 23:03:37

Richard S. Eisenstaedt, MD, FACP, chair, Department of Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, was honored with the prestigious Laureate Award by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Laureate is the highest honor offered by the ACP and is presented to Fellows and Masters of the College who lead by example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, service to their community,...

2014-04-08 23:24:58

Leadership Team Bolstered Further with Appointment of Susan Benigas To New Role of Executive Director Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Dr. David Katz has begun his two-year term as president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The election of Dr. Katz, an internationally recognized advocate and thought leader of lifestyle medicine, coupled with the appointment of Susan Benigas, a seasoned marketing strategist and communications expert as ACLM's new...

2014-04-04 23:03:08

Mount Sinai Heart’s Dr. Fergus Inaugurated at ABC’s 40th Anniversary Reception During the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Session New York, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 The new President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Disparities at Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Fergus’ inauguration occurred on the evening of Sunday, March 30 at the ABC’s 40th Anniversary Reception held...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-03-31 16:26:50

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Cardiology today elected Patrick O'Gara, M.D., MACC, as president for the year ahead at its 63rd Annual Scientific Session. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140331/DC94490 "I am honored and excited to lead the College at this time and look forward to working with our representative leaders, members and patients to promote an activist approach to solving our shared challenges," O'Gara said. "We, and...

2014-03-28 12:26:43

A return to bipartisan, bicameral efforts to fix the Medicare physician payment system is needed WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the 17th short-term patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in the past decade. This action undermines the collaborative, bipartisan and...

2014-03-28 12:26:32

CHICAGO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Ohio - the 17(th) in a series of community forums held across the U.S. to share examples of how surgeon-led quality improvement programs have set higher standards, reduced costs and improved patient outcomes at a state and national level. The forum, held at The Ohio State University (OSU), featured a panel of health care leaders who...


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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