Welcome to #PatientFirst
Your headquarters for educational materials, resources, and how to declare yourself a #PatientFirst Imager.
Watch: ASNC Town Hall: Focus on Chest Pain
Download: "Imaging in Chest Pain: A Checklist", a guide to a patient-first approach for the evaluation and diagnosis of chest pain
Download: American Medical Association™ Toolkit for Physicians: Preparing for Implementation of the No Surprises Act
Editorial: "ASNC's Thoughts on the AHA/ACC Chest Pain Guidelines"
President’s Message: The Often-overlooked Elements of #PatientFirst Imaging: Focus on Optimal Quality, Including Up-to-date Protocols and Equipment
"Statement of Principles on the Issue of Multimodality Imaging"
Press Release: "Cardiovascular Imaging Organizations Denounce Test Substitution, Outline Principles for Patient-centered Noninvasive Testing"
A Policy Statement on Cardiovascular Test Substitution and Authorization: Principles of Patient-Centered Noninvasive Testing
What is PatientFirst?
ASNC’s #PatientFirst campaign is a multi-stage, multifaceted initiative designed to positively impact the conversation about test selection for patients with suspected or confirmed cardiovascular conditions.
Our overarching goal is to ensure that patients receive the right test(s) to address the specific clinical question important for managing their care.
We’ll accomplish this goal by providing you and your team with the resources and tools to become the best imager you can be, offer support to your referring colleagues, and be an effective advocate for patient-centered imaging.
ASNC’s #PatientFirst Imaging initiative is based on the principle that no specific test should be considered a first-line test, but rather every diagnostic imaging recommendation should be based on appropriate use and centered on the patient in order to provide the best clinical information to guide management decisions. We view this initiative as critical to informing multimodality imaging and supporting today’s cardiovascular imaging professionals.
Going forward, #PatientFirst will be centric to all ASNC education, clinical documents and quality initiatives, advocacy efforts, and communications.
How To Get Involved
Access the #PatientFirst Tool Kit - ASNC Member Exclusive
Letter Template for Referrers and Payers Addressing Cardiovascular Test Selection - Download now!
Test Selection Guide - Coming Soon
User-friendly Patient Education Tools - Coming Soon
Much more coming!
Watch These OnDemand #PatientFirst Presentations
Nuclear Cardiology and CT in 2021
Quality Cardiac Testing and the
Additional #PatientFirst Resources
- ASNC Stands For #PatientFirst Imaging
- Patient First Versus Computed Tomography First Strategy in Testing for Stable Coronary Artery Disease: Dispelling the Prevailing Myths and Biases
- Management and Testing of Ischemic Heart Disease
- The Promise of Nuclear Cardiology
- Prior Authorization and/ or Denial Reporting Form
Share why YOU are a #PatientFirst Imager with your video! Be sure to state, "I'm a #PatientFirst Imager because..."
Upload your short video (20 seconds or less) to Twitter and tag @MyASNC so we can retweet! Don't forget to use #PatientFirst in all of your posts.
Not on Twitter? You can also upload your video to Facebook or LinkedIn.
Use these images as your profile header and/or as a social post.
Choosing the Best Test for Your Patient in a Multimodality Imaging Environment: Experts Debate Real-World Cases OnDemand Webinar
Watch as experts debate how to choose the right tests for the right patients at the right time with six real-world cases. Earn 1.5 free CME credits.
#PatientFirst Partners - Become a #PatientFirst Champion!
Contact: Megan LaVine, Director of Industry and Development
Contact: Jennifer Taylor Howell, Director of Marketing