Hinch, B., Gupta, S., Margaritondo, J., Castro, F.,Suboc, T., Marinescu K., Egan, K., Lavani, P., Casey, P., Dutta, S., and Guerrier, C. (2020) Improving Heart Failure Patient Outcomes: Leveraging Technology to Steer Interdisciplinary Care. American Heart Association, Get with the Guidelines 360. Virtual HF Symposium. Sept. 2020
Reducing 30-day readmissions of patients with heart failure (HF) diagnosis was a priority for a Midwest Academic Medical Center. We conducted an in depth qualitative and quantitative analyses to improve our HF continuum of care. This provided a baseline for our HF interdisciplinary steering committee and identified opportunities for improvement. The HF Steering Committee had two sub- groups: Clinical Pathway which was provider led and Bundled Services which was an interdisciplinary group. Utilizing technology and best practice guidelines allowed us to develop effective care paths. Interdisciplinary collaboration is a key factor and building a program with all key stakeholders’ input is critical to success.
Submitted by Barbara Hinch