Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure
Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure is the American Heart Association’s (AHA) in-hospital process for continuous quality improvement to improve heart failure patient treatment and prevent future hospitalizations. Get With The Guidelines-HF focuses on care team protocols to ensure that patients are treated and discharged on appropriate medications and with risk modification counseling.
Get With The Guidelines-HF is the largest hospital-based heart failure registry in the United States with more than 800 hospitals participating and more than 540,000 patients enrolled. Recent published studies of Get With The Guidelines-HF, and its predecessor program, OPTIMIZE-HF, have clearly demonstrated the ability of this program and the Get With The Guidelines-HF PMT® to improve care.1
Get With The Guidelines-HF PMT is available as an integrated solution with the Joint Commission Heart Failure measure set.
Learn more about the Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Heart Failure.
Visit the AHA website at www.heart.org for additional information.
1 Allen L, Hernandez A, Peterson E,Curtis L, Dai D, Masoudi F, Bhatt D, Heidenreich P, Fonarow G. Discharge to a Skilled Nursing Facility and Subsequent Clinical Outcomes Among Older Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. (Online) 2011.
Hammill B, Curtis L, Fonarow G, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E, Hernandez A. Incremental Value of Clinical Data Beyond Claims Data in Predicting 30 day Outcomes after Heart Failure Hospitalization. Circulation: CVQO (online) 2011.
Hernandez A, Greiner M, Fonarow G, Hammill B, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E, Curtis L. The Relationship of Early Physician Follow-up and 30-Day Readmission Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure. JAMA. 2010:303(17): 1716-1722.
Peterson P, Rumsfeld J, Liang L, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Masoudi F. Treatment and Risk in Heart Failure: Gaps in Evidence or Quality? Circulation CVQO (online) **Young Investigator Winner** 2010.
For a full list of publications, please visit the AHA website.