The following items are a collection of other interesting insights gleaned from CardioSurve:

Only one out of five (19%) of cardiologists believe that social media channels are a very effective tool for health care professionals to share insight on medical news, research developments and treatments. Consequently, only 19% of cardiologists are currently participating in or visiting any social media channels for professional or practice-related reasons. (Source: July 2012 CardioSurve)

The top three reasons why cardiologists do not participate in any social media channels for professional/practice-related reasons are: privacy issues (64%), not enough time (49%), and potential risk implications for practice (46%). (Source: July 2012 CardioSurve)

Only one out of six (16%) cardiologists currently participate in an online community. Of those that do, CardioExchange and Doximity are the most popular platforms. Nearly one out of three (29%) cardiologists believe that the ACC should provide its members with an online community, however, 50% are unsure. (Source: July 2012 CardioSurve)

Eight out of 10 cardiologists (80%) are familiar with at least one new payment reform model. Among those reform models the top two they are most familiar with are bundled payment for episode of care (68%) or bonuses based on quality or cost outcomes (61%). (Source: September 2012 CardioSurve)