Read more about the work being conducted in the Smith Center in the following media articles and press releases


Heart Disease Risk is Hidden in Your Genes

Vox, August 24, 2018

A New Genetic Test for Heart Attacks Could Help People Avoid Unpleasant Medical Surprises

WBUR, August 13, 2018

New ORBITA Insights: Invasive Physiology Tests Track Closely with Ischemia, but Not Symptom Improvement

tctMD/the heart beat, May 22, 2018

PCI Public Reporting: Where Some Point to Problems, Others Propose Solutions

tctMD / the heart beat 

How Do Public Report Cards Affect Physicians' Treatment Decisions? 
Science Daily/BIDMC Press Release

Study Questions Readmissions Data as Standard for Care Quality
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, March 28, 2018

Medicare’s Reliance on 3 Conditions to Calculate Quality Penalties Called Incomplete by Study
AJMC.com, March 27, 2018

Medicare’s Readmission Measures Misrepresent Hospital Quality
Healio.com, March 26, 2018

Increased Hospital Payments Linked to Better Heart Attack Outcomes: 4 Things to Know
Becker’s Hospital Review, March 16, 2018

Higher Spending for  Medicare Heart Attack Patients Has Modest Effect in Preventing Death
Health Care Finance, March 16, 2018

Study Finds Pay for Performance Programs Have Positive Impact on Heart Attack Patients
Life Science Daily, March 16, 2018

The Data Are In, but Debate Rages: Are Hospital Readmission Penalties A Good Idea?
STAT, December 11, 2017

1 in 6 Readmitted After Peripheral Revascularization
MedPage Today, December 4, 2017

Readmission Rates High After Revasularization for PAD
Medscape, December 4, 2017

18% of PAD Patients Readmitted Within 30 Days of Revascularization
Cardiovascular Business, December 6, 2017

Burden of Readmission High in Patients Following Revascularization
TCTMD, December 4, 2017

TCT: Sapien Saved Healthcare $$$ in Intermediate Risk TAVR
MedPage Today, Nov. 1, 2017

TCT 2017: TAVR ‘Economically Dominant’ Over SAVR for Aortic Stenosis Patients at Intermediate Risk
Cardiovascular Business, Oct. 31, 2017

Less Than Half of Patients Prescribed New Cholesterol Drug Receive Insurance Approval
AHA Press Release, Oct. 30, 2017

Many Patients Denied Approval for PCSK9 Inhibitor Therapy
Healio/Cardiology Today, Oct. 30, 2017

Half of Patients With Super High Cholesterol Can’t Get Drugs That Could Help
Forbes, Oct. 30, 2017

Cardiologist’s Twitter Poll Highlights TCT Trials of Greatest Interest
Cardiovascular Business, Oct. 27, 2017

Complex Target Lesion Anatomy Linked to Increased Ischemic Events
Healio/CardioToday’s Intervention, Oct. 23, 2017

3 Lessons for the FDA Following Abbott’s Cybersecurity Recall
Fierce Healthcare, Oct. 19, 2017

This Obamacare Rule Keeps You Out of the Hospital. Will It Survive?
Bloomberg, March 10, 2017

Analysis of Hospital Readmissions of All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
BIDMC Press Release, July 10, 2017

Non-Medicare Patients Account for Almost Half of All 30-Day Readmissions
Health Leaders Media, July 12, 2017

Study: Physicians Miss Early Signs of Heart Disease More Often Than They Should
Cardiovascular Business, July 5, 2017

Ethics Study: Incomplete State Laws May Complicate Medical Decision Making
BIDMC Press Release, April 12, 2017

Patient with Cardiac Devices Can Safely Undergo MRIs
BIDMC Press Release, April 5, 2017

Readmissions Penalties Work. Here’s proof
Health Leaders Media, January 3, 2017

Hospitals Reduce Readmissions
U.S. News & World Report, December 27, 2016

Study Finds CMS’ Hospital Readmission Penalties Worked Under Affordable Care Act
Modern Healthcare, December 27, 2016

An Obamacare Success: Financial Penalties Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates
STAT, December 27, 2016

Fiscal Penalties for Low-Performing Hospitals Linked to Improved Readmission Rates
Becker’s Hospital Review, December 27, 2016

Affordable Care Act Penalties Pay Dividends in Readmissions Reductions, Annals of Internal Medicine Study Shows
Healthcare Finance News, December 27, 2016

Hospital Readmission Rates Decrease Following Passage of Affordable Care Act Financial Penalties
Infection Control Today, December 27, 2016

Study: Obamacare Fines Reduced Hospital Readmissions Rates
Newsmax, December 27, 2016

ACA Penalties for Hospital Readmissions Effective
Benefits PRO, December 30, 2016

Location Matters: Getting Acute MI Care At a High-Quality Hospital Has Lasting Benefits
TCTMD, October 6, 2016

BIDMC Cardiologist Daniel Kramer, MD, MPH, Named Faculty Scholar by the Greenwall Foundation
BIDMC Press Release, September 9, 2016

High-Risk Cardiac Patients from Public Reporting Is Linked to Improved Outcomes
BIDMC Press Release, July 27, 2016

Public Reporting: Policy Changes in New York May Have Boosted PCI Rates Of MI Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock
TCTMD, July 27, 2016

Arterial Closure in Transfemoral PCI May Offer Clinical Benefit, But Cost-Effectiveness Unclear
TCTMD, April 15, 2016

Study Results Offer Ability to Individualize Treatment Duration of Blood-Thinning Drugs After Stent Procedure
BIDMC Press Release, March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tricks for Radial Procedures
TCTMD, January 6, 2016

AHA: Risk Score IDs Patients Who Benefit from Extended DART
MedPage Today, November 10, 2015

BIDMC Announces New Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology
BIDMC Press Release, November 2, 2015