ACC, Philips and MedAxiom Working to Shape Future of CV Care Delivery

The ACC, MedAxiom and Philips have announced a collaboration aimed at driving significant performance improvements in integrated cardiovascular care in terms of the patient and care provider experience, clinical outcomes and productivity. Together, the organizations will leverage their collective strengths to develop a roadmap for hospitals, health systems and practices to improve clinical, financial and operational performance while transforming patient care.

"The ACC is mission driven to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health, and we embrace innovative ways of supporting clinicians and the entire cardiovascular care team," said ACC CEO Cathleen C. Gates. "By combining Philips' depth of knowledge in cardiac care delivery with ACC's robust guideline and clinical document offerings, we're ensuring clinicians have access to guideline-driven best practices in an impactful way."

The collaboration will rely on Philips Integrated Cardiovascular Solutions – combining systems, devices, informatics and services – to provide the clinical confidence needed to deliver the right care at the right time. This powerful ecosystem cuts across the full spectrum of cardiac services with the goal of optimizing length of stay while reducing readmissions, providing data integration for improved insights and procedural performance. Learnings from this work, alongside those provided by the ACC and MedAxiom, will empower cardiovascular service providers with data, education and services to enable providers to optimize efficiency and reduce total cost of care, while continuing to provide the highest quality levels.

"As the delivery of cardiac care faces many challenges, we are implementing integrated solutions and new approaches to help make healthcare delivery more efficient and effective," said Bert van Meurs, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader of Image Guided Therapy at Royal Philips. "By collaborating with ACC and MedAxiom we will advance personalized, efficient and clinically-smart cardiac care that drives optimal outcomes throughout the patient journey."

Built on a foundation of aligned purpose, strategic fit and complementary visions, collaboration between the organizations to bring forward longitudinal solutions and next-generation business models in cardiovascular care has already begun. Philips, the ACC and MedAxiom have identified inadequacies exposed by COVID-19 and have used this knowledge to help cardiovascular groups begin to reframe their cardiovascular care delivery. Supporting this innovation is the TRIAD Model, which since the fall of 2020 has brought together physician, health care administrator and industry leaders to innovate the delivery of cardiovascular care through shared accountability and shared risk. A podcast series with insights from participants in the initiative is available here.

"MedAxiom is excited to collaborate with the ACC and Philips to bring together clinical leadership and strategic alignment aimed at improving clinical, financial and operational outcomes for cardiovascular service providers," said Gerald Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, president and chief executive officer, MedAxiom. "Given the rapidly changing healthcare environment, we must leverage innovative models designed not only to optimize the way care is delivered and achieve the Quadruple Aim, but to truly transform cardiovascular care."

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, COVID-19 Hub

Keywords: Leadership, Ecosystem, COVID-19, Goals, Length of Stay, Patient Readmission, Motivation, Organizations, Cardiovascular System, Educational Status, Delivery of Health Care, Social Responsibility, Physicians, Informatics, Hospitals, Family Characteristics

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