Welcome to the TAKEheart Initiative and the Benefits of Improving Cardiac Rehabilitation | TAKEheart
AHRQ’s TAKEheart initiative, whose goal is to help hospitals and health systems implement evidence-based … benefits to hospitals/health systems, patients and payers to closing the gap between evidence and practice … This module’s purpose is to enable hospitals and health systems to make the case to their teams and leadership … base for the benefits of CR and the gaps in access and uptake, especially among underserved populations … referral and care coordination support and begin to build buy-in among other members of the implementation
Accommodating Patient Needs, Improving CR Accessibility, Affordability, and Acceptability | TAKEheart
The TAKEheart Initiative
Accommodating Patient Needs, Improving … CR Accessibility, Affordability, and Acceptability
TAKEheart … Training Module (7 of 10)
Accommodating Patient Needs, Improving CR Accessibility, Affordability … , and Acceptability
Recognize barriers patients face in CR enrollment and participation … and address them at the organizational and staff level.
Join TAKEheart | AHRQ TAKEheart
Through expert-led web trainings, peer-to-peer engagement, and access to resources, TAKEheart supports … Join TAKEheart as a Partner Hospital to gain exclusive access to group-based technical assistance and … interested in exploring a broad set of strategies to increase patient participation in CR. … Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative (CRC) is a national forum … equity in CR referral and participation.
TAKEheart Resource Center | AHRQ TAKEheart
Free access to literature, tools, training materials … , infographics, and other resources that help hospitals implementing evidence-based strategies to improve … strategies from the Million Hearts®/AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CR Change Package), a … quality improvement action guide developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and … Explore change concepts, change ideas, tools, and resources that CR champions can use as they seek to
COVID-19 | TAKEheart
All registered users should have received credentials and a user guide outlining how to access and use … Cardiovascular Considerations for Patients, Health Care Workers, and Health Systems During the Coronavirus … for patients and highlights gaps in knowledge that require further study pertinent to patients, health … care workers, and health systems. … COVID-19: Providing ongoing care to patients with cardiovascular disease in a pandemic (PCROnline; March
The TAKEHeart Initiative | AHRQ TAKEheart
The initiative uses Training , Awareness , Knowledge and Engagement to help hospitals and health systems … Training
Web-based Guidance for Hospitals
TAKEheart offers all interested hospitals access to a free … to increase referrals and enrollment in CR. … key stakeholders easy access to a variety of resources and updates from the field. … Partner and Learning Community Hospitals have access to a shared workspace, facilitating peer-to-peer
Collecting and Using Data to Improve CR Uptake and Effectiveness | TAKEheart
The TAKEheart Initiative
Collecting and … Using Data to Improve CR Uptake and Effectiveness
TAKEheart … Training Module (6 of 10)
Collecting and Using Data to Improve CR Uptake and Effectiveness … Identify appropriate quality improvement measures and collect data to assess … and measure the status and progress of CR improvement efforts.
The Case for Cardiac Rehab | AHRQ TAKEheart
health complications for patients who participate and boosts their chances of returning to an active … Learn More
Underutilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Despite proven health outcomes … for patients, and reduced associated hospital readmissions, only a 20% of eligible patients participate … in cardiac rehabilitation due to low referral and enrollment rates. … Find answers in our collection of frequently asked questions related to CR.
Improving Cardiac Rehab Referral & Enrollment | AHRQ TAKEheart
The first step in improving participation in CR is making sure eligible patients are referred. … in a program. … They can help to schedule outpatient rehabilitation appointments at a location that is convenient for … groups, and providing progress reports to referring physicians, primary care doctors, or specialists … Department of Health and Human Services.
Become a TAKEheart Partner Hospital | AHRQ TAKEheart
Join TAKEheart as a Partner Hospital to gain exclusive access to group-based technical assistance and … to lead the efforts
Form a multi-disciplinary team
Teams are strongly encouraged to include expertise … in information technology, care coordination and discharge planning, and quality improvement
Integrate … for patients referred to CR services
This individual could be a member of hospital staff (trained … participate in surveys
Join TAKEheart as a Partner Hospital and contribute to the national goal of achieving
Join the Million Hearts Collaborative | AHRQ TAKEheart
national forum of multi-disciplinary professionals taking action to achieve the national goal of 70% … The CRC is open to anyone interested in increasing patient participation in CR. … and resources related to the CRC aim or the provision of CR services
A community of professionals from … a variety of cardiac-related disciplines who are working to find and implement solutions to optimize … from Million Hearts® and other organizations
Summaries of national efforts and new opportunities for
The TAKEheart Goal | AHRQ TAKEheart
save lives by promoting efforts to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) by patients … The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) launched TAKEheart to promote and support efforts … support of their efforts to implement two proven strategies identified in the CR change package:
Automatic … Knowledge TAKEheart gives hospitals access to a comprehensive resource center, updates from the field … to enhance heart health.
Defining the Liaison Role, Hiring Criteria, and Training and Integrating a Liaison | TAKEheart
Defining the Liaison Role, Hiring Criteria, and … Training and Integrating a Liaison
TAKEheart Training Module … (5 of 10)
Defining the Liaison Role, Hiring Criteria, and Training and Integrating a Liaison … Identify appropriate candidates for the care coordinator role and integrate them
The TAKEheart Team | AHRQ TAKEheart
by the Million Hearts® initiative and a contract team led by Abt Associates. … of cardiac rehabilitation is funded and overseen by AHRQ as part of its continuing efforts to promote … the delivery of evidence-based care. … and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent one million heart attacks … and Population Health Management
New York University Medical Center
Join the TAKEheart Learning Community | AHRQ TAKEheart
network of hospitals interested in exploring a broad set of strategies to increase patient participation … efforts to increase patient participation in CR by providing:
Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, including … enrollment, and retention
These resources are provided to participating hospitals at no cost. … in improving referral, enrollment, and retention in CR for eligible patients
Refer patients to CR services … patient health, and reduce hospital readmissions.
TAKEheart Training | TAKEheart
efforts. … Recognize barriers patients face in CR enrollment and participation and address them at the organizational … 9
Provide care coordinators with the skills and training needed to empower patients to enroll in CR … efforts to increase patient participation in CR. … Does a hospital have to be part of the TAKEheart initiative to access the training curriculum?
Why is Cardiac Rehab Underutilized? | AHRQ TAKEheart
with low incomes and education levels are even less likely to be given a referral to CR. … In addition, many programs do not meet the needs of all patients and do not take language and cultural … Gender, race and cardiac rehabilitation in the United States: is there a difference in care? … Sex and racial disparities in cardiac rehabilitation referral at hospital discharge and gaps in long‐term … Department of Health and Human Services.
News & Insights about the TAKEheart Initiative | AHRQ TAKEheart
in 2020 and beyond, including a spotlight on TAKEheart.
01/20/2020 Million Hearts News
National Analysis … of SMBP Monitoring Coverage and Reimbursement
Findings from a national analysis that showed self-measured … blood pressure monitoring coverage and reimbursement from payers is limited, resulting in a key barrier … proposed legislation to increase access to CR and the response of the American Heart Association.
10 … improve health outcomes and save lives by increasing the use of CR.
Systems Change: Laying the Foundation, Leadership, and Action Plans | TAKEheart
Following the call to action in Module 1, this module lays the foundation for … systems change within hospitals and health systems to successfully implement cardiac rehabilitation … Topics covered in this module include how to:
Identify a CR champion who takes responsibility for leading … It is important to note that the audiences listed above are a suggestion rather than a limitation. … to lead the CR QI team and advocate for automatic referral with care coordination.
Systems Change: Implementation, Teamwork, and Workflow Mapping | TAKEheart
Topics covered in this module include:
Mapping workflow and processes to identify necessary changes … Collecting baseline data and establishing a data collection plan to drive decision making and improvement … Identify needed changes (when, where, by whom, and how) to implement automatic referral with care coordination … Guide to Improving Care Processes and Outcomes in Health Centers: An Approach to Quality Improvement. … https://hiteqcenter.org/Resources/HITEQ-Resources/guide-to-improving-care-processes-and-outcomes-in-health-centers