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    Drs. Weiner (ACE CMO), Anderson, Tcheng and Ball Quoted in Recent CVB Article: Adopting Structured Reporting in the Cath Lab: Strategies that Work

    Jan 12, 2016

    Kathy Holliman

    Making the change to structured reporting in the cath lab is not easy, simple, fast or fun. But it can be done, according to interventional cardiologists who have taken the challenge and succeeded.

    There are no ready-to-use software programs, training is only one small step in the process and getting doctors to check boxes when they have spent their careers dictating prose doesn’t just happen overnight.

    A “fundamental change in the dynamics of the workflow in the cath lab” is what’s needed to successfully transition to structured cath lab reporting, according to H. Vernon Anderson, MD, co-author of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2014 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (J Am Coll Cardiol 2014;63[23]:2591-2623).