Navigation Links
Beaumont cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., receives excellence in research award
Date:5/13/2013

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has received the Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., Award for Excellence in Health Policy Research for Physicians.

The award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to a Michigan-based researcher or doctor who has published research that contributes to improving health care in Michigan. It comes with a $10,000 research grant.

Dr. Chinnaiyan was recognized for her research published in the September 25, 2012 Journal of the American College of Cardiology on improvement of appropriate use of coronary CT scans across the state of Michigan.

This research, involving 47 hospitals and outpatient centers in Michigan, was sponsored and funded by Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Blue Care Network of Michigan as part of a statewide quality improvement initiative called the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium. Dr. Chinnaiyan serves as program director for ACIC and led the research which found that appropriate use of coronary CT scans can be improved with education of referring physicians within a collaborative framework. With this approach, there was a 60 percent decline in inappropriate use of coronary CT scans across the state.

The ACIC is one of 18 Collaborative Quality Initiatives funded and structured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. These initiatives join physicians, hospitals and the Michigan Blues in efforts to improve quality and safety in medical and surgical care.

The McDevitt award is presented and named in honor of Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., who served on the BCBSM Foundation board of directors for 20 years. A Michigan native, he devoted his career to caring for patients and improving the quality of health care. Four McDevitt awards are presented annually for research in health policy, health services or clinical care.


'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Blazevski
angela.blazevski@beaumont.edu
248-551-0445
Beaumont Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Beaumont receives national green award
2. Beaumont recipient of 2013 Dove Award from the Arc of Oakland County
3. Beaumont Childrens Hospital pediatrician inducted into Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame
4. Beaumont doctors call for training to reduce sudden cardiac arrest fatalities in schools
5. Gulfside Dental Visits First Steps Daycare in Beaumont, TX
6. Gulfside Dental Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras at Beaumont Civic Center
7. Gulfside Dental Now Offers LUMINEERS in Beaumont, Texas
8. Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say
9. Pediatric cardiologist at CHOP receives major teaching award at ACC National Conference
10. HeartView Global Foundation honors World-Renowned Cardiologist, Asher Kimchi and Philanthropist Diane Brinson
11. HF patients treated by a cardiologist, rather than hospitalist, have fewer readmissions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... Southland Log Homes , designer and manufacturer of America’s Favorite Log ... be found on its website at SouthlandLogHomes.com. , The designs of the wood ... craftsmanship of timber post and beam construction. The result is a barn that ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... factors of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , ... stroke occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health care world, ... in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to the developing ... , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of the biggest ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger ... has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of ... of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical Card ... the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider of ... disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the country, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016 A key ... is the emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a development ... osteoarthritis treatment. The therapy is expected to fulfil large ... UK is conducting studies to develop new treatments for ... the genes involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016   Change Healthcare , a ... solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable ... a strategic channel partnership with SourceMed, the ... and revenue cycle management services that empower ... clinics to optimize revenue, operational efficiency and ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 ... the near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical ... OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal ... regulatory milestone in the US with the 12 ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: