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Cardiovascular leaders discuss today’s most innovative ideas and pressing challenges, with the goal to transform cardiovascular care for all. Top cardiologists, hospital administrators, industry experts and consultants talk patient care, physician culture, financial management, new technology, legislation and more.

Host: Melanie Lawson. Executive Producer: Candice Reineke. Editor/Producer: Laura Bragg.

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Cardiovascular leaders discuss today’s most innovative ideas and pressing challenges, with the goal to transform cardiovascular care for all. Top cardiologists, hospital administrators, industry experts and consultants talk patient care, physician culture, financial management, new technology, legislation and more.

Host: Melanie Lawson. Executive Producer: Candice Reineke. Editor/Producer: Laura Bragg.

    20 Years of Transforming Cardiovascular Care, Together

    20 Years of Transforming Cardiovascular Care, Together

    In this episode, we celebrate 20 years of transforming cardiovascular care, together. From physician-hospital integration, to major legislative reform, to a global pandemic, the MedAxiom community, alongside the American College of Cardiology (ACC), has always found a way to meet the challenge of the day, pushing the needle towards innovation. On MedAxiom HeartTalk, host Melanie Lawson sits down with a powerhouse panel, who have been there since the start: Ed Fry, MD, FACC, Cathie Biga, MSN, RN, FACC, and Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC. They discuss how it all began, the impact of collaboration, and their thoughts on what the future holds.

    Guest Bios:
    Jerry Blackwell, MD, MBA, FACC, is President and CEO of MedAxiom. Blackwell graduated from Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and completed residency/chief residency/fellowship at the Ohio State University and the University of Alabama - Birmingham. He earned his executive MBA from the University of Tennessee. He has more than 30 years of experience in cardiovascular medicine including academic cardiology, private practice and large integrated cardiovascular group leadership. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and chief clinical officer of the Ballad Health System.
    Blackwell has a passion for physician leadership, teaching, and care transformation - particularly team-based care and organizational performance improvement. He maintains a clinical practice with special interests in advanced imaging, including cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, cardiovascular CT angiography, and cardiac positron emission tomography.
    Blackwell has been involved with both MedAxiom and the American College of Cardiology for many years. He has served on the ACC's Board of Governors, the board of directors for the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance, and the ACC's Health Affairs Committee.

    Ed T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, is Chair of Ascension Health Cardiovascular Service Line and Vice President of the ACC. Fry attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He completed a two-year cardiovascular research fellowship focused on pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of native and genetically modified plasminogen activators. He also completed a general cardiology fellowship at Washington University, where he then served as assistant professor and medical director of the cardiac transplant program before completing an interventional cardiology fellowship at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital – Indianapolis.
    In 1991, he joined the cardiology practice at St. Vincent where he continues to be a busy interventional and general cardiologist and serves as chair of the Ascension National Cardiovascular Service Line. He helped launch Navion Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary data quality management software company owned by Ascension, where he previously served as board chair.
    Fry is past president and governor of ACC's Indiana Chapter. Within the ACC, he has served on the Audit and Compliance Committee (Chair), Digital Strategy Steering Committee; Interventional Section Leadership Council; Surviving MI Initiative; Integrating the Health Enterprise Health Policy Work Group; Clinical Quality Committee; Prior Authorization Work Group; ACC Telemedicine Project; ACC COVID-19 Hub; Board of Governors Steering Committee; Innovations Development Work Group; ACC Premier Oversight Work Group (chair); Board of Trustees (BOT) Task Force on Clinician Well-Being; Health Systems Task Force; ACC/AHA Ethics and Professionalism Consensus Task Force, and ACC Nominating Committee. He has been a presenter, moderator and session chair at ACC Annual Scientific Session, ACC CV Summit, MedAxiom CV Transforum, Heart House Roundtables and is a member of HeartPAC, ACC's political action committee. He currently serves on ACC's BOT.

    Cathie Biga, MSN, RN,...

    • 48 min
    Structural Heart Innovations: TVT and Shared Decision-Making

    Structural Heart Innovations: TVT and Shared Decision-Making

    Transcatheter valve therapy (TVT) is always evolving and is one of the most exciting areas of innovation in our industry. On MedAxiom HeartTalk, host Melanie Lawson talks with experts Vinod Thourani, MD, and John Carroll, MD, about how TVT innovations are impacting the way they deliver care and why tracking data collaboratively is crucial to future advancements. Plus, Ginger Biesbrock, MedAxiom’s EVP of Care Transformation, explains the importance of shared decision-making for TVT procedures and what it could mean for low-risk patients. Stay tuned to MedAxiom HeartTalk for additional episodes in the new Structural Heart Innovations series!

    • 31 min
    Driving the Data Revolution

    Driving the Data Revolution

    Cardiovascular care transformation starts with data and it’s more important now than ever. The COVID pandemic has created a volatile healthcare environment, drastically impacting volumes, fundamentally changing how care is delivered and presenting significant financial challenges. On MedAxiom HeartTalk, host Melanie Lawson talks with Lori Walsh, EVP of Membership & Operations, MHSA and Karen Wilson, Director of Member Relations, MHA, both of MedAxiom. They share how your organization can use data to identify waste in the system and improve patient care and access.

    • 26 min
    Coding Workforce Trends: What Does the Future Hold?

    Coding Workforce Trends: What Does the Future Hold?

    What does the future hold for coding workforce trends? On MedAxiom HeartTalk, host Melanie Lawson talks with Revenue Cycle Solutions Consultants, Joline Bruder and Jammie Quimby. They discuss the importance of a coder-physician relationship, what the most significant changes for coders and revenue-cycle staff might be, plus they explain how COVID-19 has made it even more critical to understand the complex guidelines.

    • 25 min
    Interim Staffing on the Rise – What Does This Mean for Your Program?

    Interim Staffing on the Rise – What Does This Mean for Your Program?

    Administrative and leadership roles in cardiovascular care are complex, and a staffing gap can present a real problem for your organization’s momentum. On MedAxiom HeartTalk, we speak to industry thought leader, Joel Sauer, MedAxiom’s EVP of Consulting, as he explains what the MedAxiom team is doing to address this problem. Joining him in the discussion is Chris Lipp of WellSpan Health. He shares his personal experience of how this new approach is helping to transform care.

    • 20 min
    Cardiac Rehab in the COVID Era

    Cardiac Rehab in the COVID Era

    Cardiac Rehab in the COVID Era. On MedAxiom HeartTalk, host Melanie Lawson, talks with Terri McDonald, Vice President of Consulting at MedAxiom. She shares the latest CMS Guidelines and what that means for your program and patients. We also speak with Terry Rogers, President of Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab and Dr. Jerry Blackwell, CEO and President of MedAxiom to share how the two organizations are teaming up to create outcomes-based support for intensive cardiac rehab.

    • 29 min

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