ASNC Announces ImageGuide Registry Certification of Emory Toolbox

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Practitioners using Emory Toolbox v.4 will be able to seamlessly transmit data in real-time to the ImageGuide Registry in lieu of manual web-based data entry.

“Integration with software reporting vendors such as Syntermed is a key component to the success of the ImageGuide Registry and its clients,” states ImageGuide Registry Oversight Committee Chair, Dr. Peter Tilkemeier, MD.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) is pleased to announce that through its partnership with Syntermed, Inc., the Emory Toolbox v.4 with SmartReport has been officially designated as a certified reporting vendor for the ImageGuide Registry. Practitioners using Emory Toolbox v.4 will be able to seamlessly transmit data in real-time to the ImageGuide Registry in lieu of manual web-based data entry.

“Integration with software reporting vendors such as Syntermed is a key component to the success of ImageGuide and its clients,” states ImageGuide Registry Oversight Committee Chair, Dr. Peter Tilkemeier, MD. “The registry provides the operational framework to support a community of practices committed to patient-centered imaging, practice transformation, and innovation through ongoing data collection and quality improvement. This new achievement of seamless transmission of data is a crucial factor in facilitating this structure.”

As the first national registry for non-invasive cardiac imaging, the ImageGuide Registry provides nuclear cardiologists the opportunity to elevate laboratory performance and advance patient care by assessing overall practice and patient safety. Registry participants can measure, benchmark, and analyze cardiovascular imaging performance to achieve quality improvement at the provider and laboratory levels, while driving broader adherence to best practices. Participation in the ImageGuide Registry also helps providers fulfil reporting requirements under regulatory programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), helping eligible providers avoid substantial negative payment adjustments – up to 9% by 2022 with the implementation of MIPS – on services billed under Medicare Part B (FFS).

"As an innovative leader, Syntermed is committed to providing our clients with solutions that improve laboratory efficiency, optimize patient radiation exposure, minimize downstream costs, and improve patient care. With the ImageGuide Registry, ASNC is providing an opportunity to accomplish all of these goals", says Richard Eppes, Syntermed's Director of Technology.

Those that are interested in participating in the ImageGuide Registry via Emory Toolbox v. 4 with SmartReport can visit http://www.syntermed.com, email info(at)syntermed(dot)com, or call (888) 263-4446 for information on getting started.

For more information on the ImageGuide Registry visit http://www.asnc.org/imageguide

About ASNC
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ASNC is the recognized leader in quality, education, advocacy and standards in cardiovascular imaging, with nearly 4,000 members worldwide. ASNC is the only society dedicated solely to advocacy issues that impact the field of nuclear cardiology and is working with success to influence regulations to fight onerous private health plan policies -- adverting reimbursement declines and fighting for improved payment and coverage. ASNC is dedicated to continuous quality improvement, education and patient-centered imaging, illustrating the ongoing commitment as a leader in the field of nuclear imaging and improving patient outcomes. ASNC establishes standards for excellence in cardiovascular imaging through the development of clinical guidelines, professional education, advocacy and research development. ASNC’s members are comprised of cardiologists, radiologists, physicians, scientists, technologists, imaging specialists and other professionals committed to the science and practice of nuclear cardiology. http://www.asnc.org

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