LUMEDX Corporation has begun working with Duke Health to implement a comprehensive cardiovascular information system (CVIS) for Duke's non-invasive cardiac labs. The implementation marks the third phase of a larger Duke- LUMEDX CVIS project, which has already been deployed in invasive cardiac and vascular areas.

Duke Heart has prioritized structured reporting, point-of- care data acquisition and embedded analytics, which the organization believes is critical to successful cardiovascular data management.

Structured reporting enables the acquisition of data at every point of the care continuum, said Dr. James Tcheng, practicing interventional cardiologist at Duke, professor of medicine and co-chair of the ACC Clinical Quality Committee that authored the ACC/AHA/SCAI 2014 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. This improves data quality, clinical communication and operational efficiency. It also fits into the collect once, use many times' paradigm that is essential in the move towards value-based care.

Phase 1 of the Duke-LUMEDX project began in 2014 when Duke installed LUMEDX registry software for the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry[R] and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Phase 2 began in 2016 after Duke replaced its internally developed cardiovascular data repository and surgery applications with a customized version of the LUMEDX system.

Duke has a long tradition of data collection. We came into this project with a bit of maturity, having built something ourselves first, said Joe Kelly, Duke Heart's Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Informatics and Quality Improvement.

Phase 2 focused on the implementation of structured reporting and related applications for invasive cardiology workflows, starting with the cardiac catheterization lab. Solutions for surgery, electrophysiology and invasive peripheral vascular (PVI)...

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