Posts From March, 2018


300 attend webinar to plan for ACC CathPCI v5 update

With the American College of Cardiology’s update of the NCDR® CathPCI Registry® to version 5 fast approaching, 300 LUMEDX users attended our third and final informational webinar earlier this week to prepare clients for a smooth transition. Our first and second webinars were attended by a total of 125 users. Thank you all!

The mandatory CathPCI v5 update goes into effect April 1. As part of your valid Support and Maintenance Agreement, you will be provided with the required updated LUMEDX software components.

Because there have been extensive changes to what the ACC is requiring, and hemodynamic interfaces will be impacted, we wanted to offer pre-planning sessions to assist our clients in their preparation. We are excited to have had so many clients participate in our CathPCI v5 planning session, which answered questions including:

  • How do I determine the scope of the upgrade for my site?
  • How can I prepare now for the update?
  • What should I do after the update is released?
  • What about any customizations made in version 4.4?

If you missed the webinar or simply want to hear it again, a recording can be found by logging in to the Forum page here. Email any further questions to or contact your Client Success Manager.

Posted by Jana Ballinger Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:13:00 PM Categories: ACC American College of Cardiology CathPCI registries


Health IT study identifies value-based care, analytics as top priorities

Healthcare providers are prioritizing value-based payment models in 2018 IT budgets and data analytics is the category most likely to see an increase in spending, according to a survey from healthcare advisory firm Damo Consulting.

According to the study, the biggest drivers of technology spending in the healthcare sector are value-based care initiatives (60.5 percent), patient engagement and care management (57.9 percent), enterprise digital transformation (47.4 percent), and considered cybersecurity and ransomware (39 percent).

The study also asked respondents which technology areas they think will see increased spending in 2018. Data analytics was the single biggest area identified, with 76.3 percent. Nearly half (47.4 percent) believe that AI and cognitive spending will increase in 2018, followed by digital health (44.7 percent).

When questioned about the biggest obstacles for growth in healthcare IT spending, a majority (60.5 percent) of respondents cited a lack of enterprise readiness for new technologies. Fifty percent of respondents believe interoperability challenges to be the second biggest obstacle and 47.4 percent indicated insufficient/unproven ROI on new IT solutions.

Among the other findings is that the CIO remains the most important decision maker (23.7 percent) for technology solutions and services in their client organization. However, other titles are gaining importance, such as CFO, CTO and CMIO.

Damo sought input from 38 individuals at global technology firms, population health management companies, digital health organizations and more. To read more, download the survey here.

At LUMEDX, we know that analytics and value-based care go hand in hand. Actionable insights from your data are key for health organizations making the transition from a fee-for-service payment model. For more information about how our HealthView Analytics offering can help you, visit or email

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