Innovation

Innovation in Cardiovascular Imaging

July 8, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Cardiology has become increasingly interventional as many new capabilities have diffused from tertiary medical centers to the community.

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Streamlining Cardiovascular Care: cliexa-Pulse

July 8, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

A home health monitoring platform called cliexa-Pulse is the latest development through the ACC Innovation Program and brings a new solution designed to meet the needs of cardiovascular conditions and physicians.

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Innovation in CV Imaging

April 2, 2020

Feature Article

Technology provides an excellent opportunity to diagnose the vague cardiovascular disease. Especially in recent years, several technological advances in diagnosis and therapy have significantly changed clinical practice.

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Recommended Reading | Self-Driving-Cars-Low-Flying-Drones-and-Digital-CV-Care

March 2, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Self-driving cars were "popping wheelies" on the Las Vegas strip and low-flying drones were overhead. But the real buzz of the massive 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month was inside – where the focus was advances in the digital health space.

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Recommended Reading | The Future of AI: Fight, Flight or Lead?

March 2, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Despite all the hype (and fear) that AI could replace clinicians, we are far from this scenario. Much of the technology exists to execute pieces of such a clinic visit, but that is a long way from implementation of safe, effective and efficient "AI for health care" solutions.

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Wearable Technology and Heart Health Infographic Now Available

February 5, 2020

Announcements

Wearable technology can help patients engage in their health management and track certain health habits, but it does not replace their health care team. With the rise of digital devices, patients need more information to understand which wearables work for their condition and how to use them.

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Keeping a Smart Watch on Heart Health: A Look Ahead to Consumer Wearable Devices in the 2020s

January 31, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

In a recent Cardiology article, Naomi F. Botkin, MD, FACC, shares her story about how a wearable device may have saved her life when she was experiencing moderate-intensity chest discomfort at work. After turning to her Apple watch for an ECG, she noticed an ST elevation on the single lead tracing, and was later diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction secondary to spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

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Cardiology Magazine Cover Story Spotlights Implicit Bias and the Unconscious Barriers to Quality Care and Diversity in Medicine

January 31, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Everyone, including physicians and other health care professionals, has implicit (also called unconscious) biases that affect how they view the world and interact with others. A recent Cardiology magazine article deep dives into the several definitions of implicit bias that all come down to the same thing: attitudes or decisions that lead to unintended disparities and inequalities and reinforce cultural biases, resulting in "unintended consequences."

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The Time to Innovate is Now: The Pursuit of New and Innovative Ways of Delivering Congenital Heart Disease Diagnosis and Care in Developing Countries

January 23, 2020

Feature Article

"Doctor, it's in your hands." These were a father's words to me as he awaited the fate of his 11-year-old daughter, Akua. Earlier, they had been waiting patiently amongst many, as I and the rest of our medical mission team in Ghana carefully screened young patients for potential surgical repair of their congenital heart disease (CHD).

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Innovation is to Repurpose, Reshape and Reinvent

January 15, 2020

Feature Article

I have come to value innovation most in situations when we repurpose data that have already been collected, reshape technologies that already exist, or even when we reinvent ourselves in pursuit of new challenges.

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Rachel Miller, MSN, RN, CPN: Why Innovate?

January 6, 2020

Feature Article

Working as a bedside nurse and transitioning to become one of the managers of a cardiology unit in an Academic Children's Hospital, I witnessed many changes over the course of my career. One situation that stands out in my memory was when we were preparing to take our first patient on a ventricular assist device (VAD). The patient, a 4-year-old boy, was transitioning from the cardiothoracic intensive care unit to the cardiology unit. It was the first time a pediatric patient on this particular VAD would be cared for outside of an intensive care unit at any hospital in the country.

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Aditi Nayak, MBBS: Why I Chose a Career in Biomedical Innovation

January 6, 2020

Feature Article

Addressing health care inequities between the developed and developing world has always been the primary motivation for my pursuit of a life in medicine. My most impressionable years growing up in India were spent discussing the why's and why not's of medicine with my father – an academic nephrologist and my first mentor.

Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium

Innovative Forum Explores Opportunities For Applied AI in Health Care

January 5, 2020

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

ACC's first Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium, held Dec. 4 at Heart House in Washington, DC, brought together ACC members, along with industry and tech stakeholders to discuss the potential for AI in transforming health care delivery.

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ACC California Chapter – Fourth Annual Innovation and Technology Symposium

December 17, 2019

Feature Article

The ACC California Chapter, in partnership with the ACC Health Care Innovation Section, recently hosted its fourth annual Tech Symposium. Held at the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center, this event brought together academic and industry health care experts to discuss artificial intelligence and innovation.

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Why Innovation | Rohan M. Goswami, MD

December 17, 2019

Feature Article

Newton's third law – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction – weighs heavily on me during each patient interaction. How are we still in an age of practicing medicine in a constant state of reaction? Is there no better way than to wish we had met a patient sooner, started a treatment faster or diagnosed a condition more efficiently? These questions, along with questions from my patients and their families, drive me to seek an answer that will place the clinician on the proactive side of this equation. Society constantly reminds of evolving technologies and their utility in our daily lives.

Webinar

ACC Webinar: Regional Innovation Hub

December 13, 2019

Featured Webinar

ACC's Vision is a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. But how do you practically go about pursuing innovation? Register for ACC's Regional Innovation Hub webinar, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET, and learn how to create a hub through your institution, or in collaboration with your ACC state or regional chapter.

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Innovation in Precision Cardio-Oncology

December 10, 2019

Feature Article

Many of us can remember that patient with heart failure – that woman with cardiomyopathy we discovered was due to anthracycline chemotherapy years earlier, around two decades ago. How can something meant to cure and help her end up hurting her? That is the predicament in which we find ourselves in cardio-oncology. We choose this field to be among those who bring hope, health and healing to many individuals who have ever been diagnosed with cancer.

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Roadmap For the Digital Transformation of Health Care: Lead, Facilitate and Partner

December 2, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The time is ripe for the digital transformation of health care delivery. So, how do we "get there" with digital transformation for cardiovascular care? In 2017, the ACC published a "roadmap" in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – a health policy statement on innovation in the era of digital health, along with an editorial outlining the ACC's new, ambitious innovation strategy. The core of this strategy centered on three pillars: lead, facilitate and partner.

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Veterans Affairs and Military Contributions to CV Medicine

December 2, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Military physicians and the Veterans Affairs (VA) play an important role in cardiovascular care and research. The ACC has long recognized this importance and in recent years has moved to further strengthen the role of its VA, military and public health sector members in college-wide activities.

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Let’s Innovate Together!

December 2, 2019

Feature Article

Cardiovascular medicine is a team sport. The more that a cardiologist seeks input from others, the better he or she performs as a cardiologist. When faced with challenge, perhaps someone else has a creative, outside-the-box solution. On a daily basis, cooperative clinical innovation leads to better patient care.

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Telehealth in Cardiology: The Future is Today

November 26, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Substantial implementation of telehealth will likely transform the practice of medicine and may increase pressure on solo practices or small groups to adopt new technology and methods of practice.

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Why is Innovation Necessary?

November 25, 2019

Feature Article

During my early years as a new attending, I got involved in care of an infant delivered at a local community hospital. The infant was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. This diagnosis was made possible by the telemedicine echocardiogram program offered by our Heart Institute, which provides subspecialty outreach services to the remote hospitals.

ACC Webinar

Regional Innovation Hub Webinar

November 20, 2019

Featured Webinar

Learn more about how ACC Innovation Hubs prioritize education, member engagement, scalability, networking and career development. January 30, 2020 from 7-8pm ET.

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Potential of Voice/Conversational AI in Medicine

October 28, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has introduced many important technologies that are becoming integral parts of our daily lives, including voice-powered technologies, such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri and Cortana. In a recent Cardiology article, Jai Nahar, MD, MBA, describes conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and its ability of machines like computers and voice-enabled devices to interact intelligently with the user through voice-and-voice user interface.

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Sign Up For “Microvolunteer” Opportunities

October 28, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

There are a lot of big ways to get involved with the College – being on a Section Leadership Council, participating on a taskforce or committee, or serving as faculty for a live course, to name a few. However, we know that not everyone has the time for some of these larger-scale commitments. That's why the ACC is excited to announce the launch of our Microvolunteering Platform.

Red Phone Booth

The Innovation Cycle: How Do Adoption and Abandonment Feed It?

October 7, 2019

Feature Article

While on a trip to London a few months ago, I noticed multiple abandoned red telephone booths. As I stood there for a few minutes, it occurred to me that these iconic booths – once synonymous with London and a central figure in movie plots such as Harry Potter – are now no more than relics from the past.

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ACC New York Chapter – Inaugural Shark Tank Challenge

September 4, 2019

Feature Article

On Aug. 2, the ACC New York Chapter (NYACC) hosted its first-ever NYACC Shark Tank Challenge innovation competition. This event was supported in part from a Chapter Innovation Award granted to the ACC New York and California Chapters, in partnership with the ACC Health Care Innovation Section. The event welcomed approximately 80 attendees as they watched seven individuals from across the state pitch their innovation ideas and prototypes to a panel of three "shark" judges, comprised of ACC Health Care Innovation Section Chair Regina Druz, MD, FACC; a venture capitalist and health care start-up CEO; and a venture capital engineer/patent attorney.

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Take Part in the ACC California Chapter Tech Symposium

September 4, 2019

Save the Date

The ACC Health Care Innovation Section is partnering with the ACC California Chapter for the Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Innovation and the Future of Cardiology. The symposium takes place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, and will include engaging discussions on the future of digital medicine.

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Join the ACC and HRS For AFib Awareness Twitter Chat

August 26, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

The ACC (@ACCinTouch) and the Heart Rhythm Society (@HRSonline) are partnering to mark AFib Awareness Month with a Twitter chat on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. ET. Use the hashtags #AFibAwareness and #LifestyleAndAFib to ask questions, share knowledge and have your say!

Member Benefits

Are You Prepared For APMs?

August 16, 2019

Announcements

As of 2018, 34 percent of health care payments were tied to a value-based payment program and the rate is expected to rise based on payers' commitments to move to alternative payment models (APMs).

Cardiology Magazine; July 2019

Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Cardiology is the ACC's flagship member magazine — your member magazine — providing cardiovascular professionals with a comprehensive source for clinical and professional news. Find links to all of the July issue's articles and share on social media!

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Conflicted: Why I Chose Innovation

July 2, 2019

Feature Article

I did not get around to running much these days, but my dad – an avid runner – was in town. When I saw him lacing up his shoes for his daily jog, I decided last minute to join him. A mile into our run, after some small talk about the good Bay Area weather, my dad tells me that he has not been feeling himself. He gets dizzy and nauseous at the beginning of his runs. I listen and nod, and occasionally look at him; he only looks straight ahead, focused on his pace.

Voice Assist Devices

Potential of Voice/Conversational AI in Medicine

July 1, 2019

Feature Article

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has introduced many important technologies that are becoming integral parts of our daily lives, including voice-powered technologies such as Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri and Cortana.

Annabelle S. Volgman, MD, FACC

Why Innovation?

June 11, 2019

Feature Article

During my first year as a cardiology attending, a young woman was referred to me for persistent palpitations despite repeated reassurances by another cardiologist that her symptoms were from anxiety, without doing an ECG or cardiac evaluation.

Chapters

Future Hub: Home For Aspiring, Established Innovators

June 11, 2019

Quick Reads and Recommendations

Future Hub – the destination at Annual Scientific Session for everyone interested in emerging technology – was a bustling, active locus that engaged a broad audience at ACC.19.

David Cho, MD, FACC

Future Hub at ACC.19

April 23, 2019   |   David Cho, MD, MBA, FACC

Feature Article

The Future Hub returned for its second year at ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA. Designed to inform, educate and inspire ACC.19 attendees, the Future Hub showcased the latest advances in digital health, medical devices, artificial intelligence and big data. Situated in the Expo Hall, this interactive venue encouraged collaboration and networking amongst clinicians, entrepreneurs and industry partners to complement the traditional scientific sessions.

ACC.19 Update

Don’t Miss World-Renowned Thought Leaders at ACC.19

February 20, 2019

ACC20WCC

ACC.19 is more than a meeting, it's an experience you won't want to miss! Immediately following the highly-anticipated Apple Heart Study, the first Late-Breaking Clinical Trial, don't miss an all new session – Digital Disruption at our Doorstep – Implications for Clinicians and Patients – focused on disruptive innovation in health care, its intersection with daily practice, and implications for patients.

ACC.19 Update

ACC.19 Innovation Challenge Participants Announced

February 20, 2019

ACC20WCC

Eight finalists have been selected to participate in the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge – hosted by the ACC and AngelMD – as it returns for its second year at the Future Hub.

ACC.19 Update

Innovation Section Meeting at ACC.19

January 21, 2019

ACC20WCC

Connect with your community at ACC.19 and join us for the Innovation Section Meeting, taking place Saturday, March 16, from 6 – 7 p.m. CT.

ACC.19 Update

Submit Your Ideas For the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge

December 17, 2018

ACC20WCC

Returning for its second year at the Future Hub – taking place during ACC.19, March 16-18, 2019 in New Orleans, LA – the ACC will partner with AngelMD to host the ACC.19 Innovation Challenge.

Chapters

What is the Role For AI in Health Care?

December 17, 2018

Announcements

With artificial intelligence (AI) gaining visibility as a means of potentially revolutionizing clinical diagnosis and treatment, medical research and health care delivery, the "right tasks" for AI in the health care space were discussed in a viewpoint published Dec. 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Health Care Innovation Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC20WCC

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Health Care Innovation Section | The August Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

August 16, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The August 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!