The Cardiovascular Business team embarked on this survey to gain a deeper understanding of the current state of cardiovascular health, the role CVIS plays and the goals cardiovascular leaders have established for the next few years.

This report offers a snapshot of what health system and cardiovascular leaders think. Some of it validates, while some enlightens. It all helps
guide leadership on a data-rich and insightful journey into the future.

When it comes to CVIS strategy across the survey base, C-suite leaders and cardiovascular department heads share the responsibility equally often. But in academic medical centers and multi-hospital systems, the division of power is different.

Today CVIS sits at the heart of cardiovascular care, uniting and propelling clinical, operational and financial success. CVIS is the compass and brain guiding workflow, data flow, decision-making and driving good outcomes.

When we dig to unearth cardiovascular care’s top trends, challenges and goals, the findings bring the present into sharp relief: Today’s CV
leaders are focused on growth and committed to improving both quality of care and operational performance. They also have their eyes on
retaining talented staff and reducing clinician burnout.

The CV service line has big goals and is mapping out a route to reach them. Leaders are quite focused but know there are roadblocks and traffic jams in their way.

The Cardiovascular Business Leadership Survey shows healthcare organizations see cardiovascular image and information management systems as core to clinical and business functions essential for defining a data-rich path forward for more connected cardiology and better patient care.

Missouri has been home to some big victories in recent years, with the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LIV in 2020 and St. Louis Blues taking home the Stanley Cup in 2019.

When the cardiac and neurovascular catheterization lab at Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHS-MC) treated its first patient last February, the opening represented many things to many people.

Last February, 439-bed Riverside University Health System Medical Center (RUHS-MC) opened a new cardiac and neurovascular catheterization lab. While some internal questioning initially swirled around which vendor would supply image-management products and services, the CIO-led selection and acquisition team quickly settled on Sectra’s Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology solution.

This year’s competition brought out the best in a strong field. All entrants developed notably original breakthroughs in various aspects of medical imaging. And the winners never lost sight of the ultimate point of all the extra effort: improving patient care while increasing efficiencies and, wherever possible, cutting or at least containing costs. Now meet the best of the best.