Cardiovascular imaging represents 29% of all imaging workload and at least a third of the several billion medical imaging examinations performed worldwide. Yet, several studies have indicated that up to 15% of cardiac imaging exams are inappropriate based on Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Similarly, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that 22.5% patients who have received implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICDs) may not have met ACC guidelines
AIM's Cardiology Solution currently provides management of cardiovascular imaging services such as Stress Echocardiography (SE), Resting Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) with anticipated expansion to include cardiac catheterizations and coronary interventions such as Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and Pacemakers.
Through the Cardiology Solution, AIM clients have realized immediate and impactful results including reductions of 10% to 20% compared to pre-program unmanaged utilization of echocardiography exams.
AIM's Cardiology Solution covers over 19 million members in 20 states.