ACC: 21st Century Cures Seeks Innovation in Health

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WASHINGTON (Apr 30, 2015) -

A statement from American College of Cardiology President Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D., FACC, regarding the House Energy & Commerce hearing on 21st Century Cures and the release of new draft legislation:

"Today's 21st Century Cures hearing continues to drive home the importance of innovation in health care as we all work together toward more cost effective care and improved patient outcomes. Our health care system cannot afford to remain stagnant; the increased funding for the NIH in the 21st Century Cures draft is an important acknowledgment of the need for robust research to generate new and improved ways to treat patients," said American College of Cardiology President Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D., FACC.

"The American College of Cardiology appreciates the House Energy & Commerce Committee's collaborative approach and looks forward to ongoing dialogue with the Committee to continue the essential work of providing patients with better care."

The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit


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