Archives for March 2016

Updated ASE Guideline Simplifies Evaluation of Possible Heart Failure

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Register and Position Yourself to Pass the Echo Exam

The ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course has been specifically designed by ASE as a preparatory course for the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc.™ ASCeXAM® and ReASCE® examinations. The expert faculty will emphasize illustrative cases and will use case studies, lectures, and interactive sessions to cover all aspects of cardiovascular ultrasound that are essential to these exams. To enhance the learning experience, an audience response system and the question and answer sessions will facilitate faculty interaction and self-guided learning. Please plan to join us at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel April 16-19, 2016 for this intensive review course. Learn one-on-one from the experts. Download the Advance Program, register, and learn more at ASEcho.org/ReviewCourse.

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Echovation Challenge Submission Deadline Extended!

After our industry Think Tank and IRT Retreat in NYC this past weekend, we heard a lot of interest from our partners in the Echovation Challenge, and therefore have decided to extend the submission deadline until March 31. This allows those of you who have not yet submitted your proposals a bit more time to do so. We are looking for process and workflow innovations that have either been adopted or are in development in echocardiography laboratories throughout the United States and across the world. Finalists will present at the ASE Scientific Sessions. Even if you have already submitted, you can edit your proposal up until the deadline if you like. We want to make sure everyone has a chance to participate. Go to https://herox.com/Echovation2016 today to enter and be part of the Echovation movement!

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Seeking Nominations for Choosing Wisely® Champions

The ABIM Foundation, in partnership with ASE, is launching the Choosing Wisely Champions program. The Choosing Wisely Champion program seeks to highlight individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians, who are making significant contributions toward advancing the ideals of Choosing Wisely. The goal of the program is to help expand the Choosing Wisely campaign through dissemination of positive stories of individual clinicians, or teams of clinicians, and to serve as an inspiration to others within their specialty so that they may apply learnings in their own practice.

Nominations can come from peers or a committee, or individuals, and teams may choose to nominate themselves. Nominations should include a brief description of how clinicians (or teams) are implementing Choosing Wisely and give examples of how those contributions are advancing the goals of the campaign

The criteria for individuals or teams are that they have some or all of the following:

  • Advanced Choosing Wisely initiatives or lists in their practice
  • Played a major role in development of Society recommendations (ASE or others)
  • Helped educate Society members about Choosing Wisely and/or recommendations
  • Conducted measurement of Choosing Wisely recommendations
  • Validated research of importance of Choosing Wisely recommendations
  • Demonstrated leadership of a localized Choosing Wisely effort
  • Served as a spokesperson for the Society or campaign

To apply, please fill out this survey.

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ASE on the Road

Are you attending ACC 2016 in Chicago? Be sure you stop by ASE’s exhibit booth #21063. Pick up your FREE updated ASE Guidelines thumb drive, and learn more about the latest ASE educational products including live demos of  Echo Test and Teach. You can also register onsite for one of ASE’s valuable live educational courses including the upcoming Annual Scientific Sessions. We look forward to seeing you!

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ASE Headquarters Closed March 25

ASE Headquarters will be closed Friday, March 25 in observance of the holiday. Normal business hours will resume Monday, March 28.

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Who Judges Appropriate Care?

How the New ER AUC May Hurt Patients: Read here.

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CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast