Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Overview

Updated:May 15,2014


It's quality improvement for AFib,
and a preemptive strike against stroke.
 
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans, often leading to heart-related complications as well as increasing the risk for stroke fivefold. Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB is the newest addition to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s collaborative performance improvement programs. The program is designed to assist hospital care teams in consistently providing the latest evidence-based treatment for their AFib patients. At the same time, it offers a means of monitoring the quality of AFib care in U.S. hospitals and building a database for continued research and further quality improvement.
 
Get With The Guidelines-AFIB supports hospitals in many ways, including:
  • access to the most up-to-date research and scientific publications
  • a competitive advantage in the healthcare marketplace
  • clinical tools and resources
  • identification of improvement opportunities
  • national and local recognition for hospital team program achievement
  • patient education resources
  • performance comparison with hospitals
  • professional education opportunities, such as workshops and webinars
  • Quality & Systems Improvement (QSI) field staff support
  • reduction of noncompliance and medical errors through data-driven peer review
Data collection and feedback reporting are performed using the American Heart Association’s Patient Management Tool™ (PMT), an online, interactive system provided by Quintiles Real World & Late Phase Research.

For more information, check out the Get With The Guidelines-AFIB fact sheet (opens in new window)data elements (opens in new window), and CRF (opens in new window).
 
Get With The Guidelines-AFIB is provided by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

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