WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and MedAxiom jointly announced a strategic partnership that provides a large repository of clinical and business resources to the cardiology and nuclear cardiology communities. The partnership will include educational programming, benchmarking surveys, and guideline implementation strategies to further define best practices and medical professionalism in the field of nuclear cardiology.
"ASNC is excited to embark on this new alliance with MedAxiom," said ASNC President John J. Mahmarian, M.D., FASNC. "Working together on these important initiatives only strengthens our organizations' ability to promote patient-centered care and best practices in imaging by expanding the resources available to our respective members."
MedAxiom and ASNC will begin immediately promoting each other's programs and member benefits as well as providing educational content through each partner's conferences, webinars, member publications, and websites. Planning has already begun for a joint session at ASNC2012, the 17th Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology this September in Baltimore.
The new partnership will enable both organizations to effectively gather, analyze, and disseminate information about trends in cardiovascular imaging, including protocol selection, equipment utilization, and staffing levels. A preliminary benchmark survey is planned for summer 2012 with published data available in September 2012.
"This relationship is very exciting because we feel we can make a significant difference utilizing our connected communities by collecting more data to support and develop best practices for all advanced imaging modalities. This will allow us to test these best practices in BETA sites and fine-tune them," says Jennifer Linville, CEO of MedAxiom. These appropriate use guidelines and best practices may influence public policy and put us in a position where both MedAxiom and ASNC members can lead by being early adopters."
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) is the voice of more than 4,600 physicians, technologists, and scientists dedicated to the science and practice of nuclear cardiology. Since 1993, ASNC has been establishing the standard for excellence in cardiovascular imaging through the development of clinical guidelines, professional education, and research development. To learn more about ASNC, please visit www.asnc.org or find us on Twitter @MyASNC.
MedAxiom is a comprehensive subscription-based service provider, information and networking resource, and management and coding consultancy exclusively for cardiology practices and service lines, encompassing academic cardiology organizations, hospital-owned cardiology practices, as well as physician-owned cardiology groups. Based in Neptune Beach, Florida, MedAxiom supports over 320 cardiology practices across the United States, representing more than 6,000 cardiologists. More information is available at www.medaxiom.com.
SOURCE American Society of Nuclear Cardiology