Leadership Series

The HRS Leadership Series is a newsletter for leaders at the Heart Rhythm Society to communicate and keep HRS members informed of the most current, relevant industry and organizational updates.

Exploring Heart Rhythm Journal’s Latest Features

The Heart Rhythm Journal is rooted in fundamental discovery and clinical applicability, and our editorial team is always looking for innovative ways to bring the latest science-based and original research to the global EP community. To reflect the advancement of research and our expanding international collaboration, we have made great efforts to enhance your journal experience.

HRS President's Vision for 2017-2018

A key to organizational success is teamwork. That may sound simple, but as HRS continues to grow and as we become increasingly more global, it’s important for us eliminate silos wherever we find them. As your new president, I would like to see HRS be even more collaborative.

MACRA: Navigating Its Complexities

In October 2016, CMS released the final rule outlining new payment programs under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP) is a significant change to Medicare payment policy reshaping how information about patient care is captured and valued, which is a complicated process requiring a significant amount of time and education.

Together We Share Ideas: A Look Ahead to Heart Rhythm 2017

The EP field has always been driven by innovation. In the upcoming year, we will continue to focus on the fast-paced evolution of our field. As we prepare for our next annual meeting, you can expect to see even more groundbreaking science, innovation, and methods designed to clinical outcomes in our patients. 

Message from the CEO James H. Youngblood

The last two months at the Society have been exceptional, as we have celebrated the success of this year’s Scientific Sessions. The outcome of this year's meeting was truly a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our members. The meeting attracted more than 12,000 total attendees, with 40% coming from outside of the U.S., which further showcases that the work you do truly has a global impa

Highlights from AFib Awareness Month

September marks National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month, a critically important time for the Heart Rhythm Society to raise awareness for this life threatening arrhythmia. Our efforts are focused on helping the public become more familiar with the symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment options.

Message From Our President Michael R. Gold, MD, PhD, FHRS

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will make significant changes to how Medicare pays for physician services. The law also repealed the flawed Medicare physician sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replaced it with predictable payment increases.