On November 4-5, 2016, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography in collaboration with Rush University Medical Center organized a Healthcare Policy Summit to advance the cause of patient-centered imaging. Stakeholders in patient care gathered to evaluate multiple visions for patient-centered imaging models where CCTA can be integrated to result with the best experience and outcomes for our patients.
The Summit was a great success! The meeting brought together imaging and policy experts, payers, and benefit managers to critically appraise the current literature and the most appropriate role of cardiovascular CT in improving the care and outcomes of patients.
The Summit also successfully established a common commitment towards patient-centered care driven by guidelines, education, and research in order to promote cost-effective care and improved patient-centered outcomes.
On behalf of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and its leaders, members, and our patients, we wanted to thank the attendees and sponsors of the Healthcare Policy Summit, as well as Rush University Medical Center and its leadership for their contributions to make this Summit a success. We owe a special thanks to Dr. Kim Williams who hosted us for our Healthcare Policy Summit.
The success of the Healthcare Policy Summit in opening dialogue among stakeholders and creating new partnerships would not have been possible without the support of our SCCT members, who provide excellent patient care on a daily basis and challenge us to deliver the same--for this we say thank you!
Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FSCCT
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute
Ahmad M. Slim, MD, FSCCT
Chair, SCCT Advocacy Committee
Associate Professor of Medicine, Tulane University
Adjunct Associate Prof of Med, USUHS
Heart and Vascular Institute
Tulane University School of Medicine