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Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Dr James Lock is Cardiologist-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at ChildrenÕs Hospital Boston, and the Alexander S. Nadas Professor of Paediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has invented several cardiac catheterization devices and has developed several dozen new non-surgical procedures to improve care for children with complex heart disease. During his research career, he has trained nearly a hundred academic physicians in cardiopulmonary physiology, experimental interventional cardiology and clinical interventional cardiology. Beginning five years ago, he and his colleagues started a highly innovative program to standardize clinical care in a fashion that improves outcomes, reduces unnecessary utilization and supports innovation. That program, termed SCAMPs, is now rapidly gaining acceptance throughout the medical community