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January 23, 2013
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  • Experts discuss areas for improvement in cardiac SPECT practice
    Myocardial perfusion SPECT has seen double-digit growth in the U.S. for the past 15 years in terms of procedure volume, but there is still a need to address certain limitations with cardiac SPECT to boost its clinical value, according to this article. Experts say reducing the method's acquisition time, increasing adoption of SPECT/CT and developing more SPECT-specific tracers are key to moving forward. Experts believe improving the modality's acquisition time would lead to advantages in terms of reimbursement, image quality and management of patients and health care staff. The increasing number of obese and aging patients needing cardiac SPECT imaging could be drivers of growth for the modality. MolecularImaging.net (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
4 Essential Resources To Boost Revenue
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  • 2 large studies support extended CPR in hospitals
    Separate studies of children and adults supported the use of prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospitals. More children survived cardiac arrest than expected with CPR for more than 35 minutes, according to a study in the journal Circulation. A study in the journal The Lancet found that extended CPR in adults was associated with greater chances of survival, with similar outcomes for the brain as in patients who survived after shorter CPR. HealthDay News (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Readmission trends analyzed for heart attack and failure, pneumonia
    Most 30-day readmissions for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction and pneumonia happened within 15 days of discharge, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Heart failure was the most frequent reason for readmission for heart failure and MI patients, while recurrent pneumonia was the most common reason for readmission of pneumonia patients. Overall, the reasons for readmission were diverse, according to researchers, who cited a "heightened vulnerability of recently hospitalized patients to a broad spectrum of conditions." Nurse.com (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Regulatory & Policy 
  • HHS updates HIPAA rules
    HHS updated HIPAA rules to limit the use and disclosure of protected health information for fundraising and marketing, prohibit the unauthorized sale of protected health data, broaden patients' rights to restrict disclosure of health information, prohibit insurers from using or sharing genetic data for underwriting and replace the standard of "harm" under the HITECH Act's breach notification rule, among other changes. Government Health IT online (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASNC News 
  • Complimentary live webinar: The Basics of MPI
    On Jan. 30, 2013, at 9 p.m. Pacific time (midnight Eastern time), IAEA and ASNC bring you the first in a series of free MPI webinars. This first webinar is designed to increase cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians' knowledge of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). ASNC members Dr. Gregory S. Thomas, MPH, Dr. Howard C. Lewin and April Mann, CNMT, RT(N), NCT, will review the basic elements related to the patient selection, protocol selection, and image acquisition and processing. An overview of the critical elements of MPI will be reviewed in a live, interactive format that simulates clinical practice. Participants will be able to evaluate and assess their skills and improve their knowledge of MPI and its applications and value in cardiac diagnosis and prognosis. Register today for this complimentary webinar and check the corresponding date and time in your country! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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