Cardiology Magazine ImageRegina Druz, MD, FACC

Welcome to the ACC Health Care Innovation Section.

As the inaugural chair of this exciting new Section, I would like to welcome you to the Health Care Innovation Section!

The Health Care Innovation Section is open to all members with an interest in developing a vision for the future of cardiology.

The Section will collaborate with stakeholders across the American College of Cardiology to advance technology and promote innovation in the field. In addition to the Leadership Council, the Section is also home to work groups focused in the areas of Advanced Health Care Analytics, Digital Health and Devices, Entrepreneurship, Precision Health and Virtual Care.

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The Health Care Innovation Section will collaborate with stakeholders across the ACC to advance technology and promote innovation in the field.  
— Regina Druz, MD, FACC

The Health Care Innovation Member Section has four initial aims:

  • To become the professional home for cardiovascular specialists and other multidisciplinary team members interested in the field of health care innovation.
  • To serve as a resource for information and action regarding the latest in health care innovation.
  • To promote activities that will range from education and career development for professionals involved or interested in health care innovation, to assessment and guidance to the ACC regarding the latest advancements and developments in the field.
  • To promote value to the ACC and its members by advancing the ACC's mission and its strategic plan through the expertise of the Section's leadership and membership.

I look forward to working with you in the accomplishment of these goals.

Please contact Lindsey Santamaria at with any questions and comments.

Regina Druz, MD, FACC
Chair, Health Care Innovation Section and Leadership Council

Join the Health Care Innovation Section — Today!

The Health Care Innovation Member Section is only able to accomplish its mission through support from members. Members can join online by clicking here or by contacting ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603; or direct dial (202) 375-6000.

Already a member of the Health Care Innovation Section? Click here to unlock the member exclusive section experience.

As our membership grows, so does the Health Care Innovation Member Section's opportunities to impact College policies and provide additional member benefits.


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