In today’s current clinical environment, it is helpful to understand the challenges in integrating community health systems. Specifically, how to improve services such as Stress echocardiography Ultrasound Enhancing Agents (UEAS), perfusion, valvular/hemodynamic; in addition to other services of transesophageal, transthoracic, and peripheral vascular. In this webinar Dr. Culp will discuss his experience over the past 5 years creating a non-invasive quality program that leverages simple data entry to make informed operational decisions on budgetary and quality issues within the lab thus increasing overall community care.
- Describe the use of structured reporting as a tool for quality assurance with limited resources.
- Apply quality assurance processes to implement advanced imaging techniques within an echo laboratory.
- Describe the basic budgetary components of echo laboratory operations.
This program has been designed for physicians with an interest in cardiac imaging (including, but not limited to, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac, and vascular surgeons), sonographers, and other healthcare professionals involved in echocardiography.
This program has been submitted for approval of 0.75 hour of SDMS CME Credit Category AE by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS).
Release Date: 08/10/2020 – 08/10/2021
Faculty and Planner Disclosures:
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and planners must disclose any financial relationships with commercial interests germane to program content. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of NWIF to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. The planner has nothing to disclose.
Benjamin Culp, MD, FASE, RPVI
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