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Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure

There are a lot of reasons why your hospital should participate in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Here are our favorite reasons.

Reason #1: Reduce 30-Day Readmission Rates

Heart Failure is the leading cause of 30-day readmissions. Readmission penalties are a financial burden for hospitals: a record number of hospitals were penalized in 2014, resulting in nearly $428 million of fines.

Active participation in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure can help your hospital recognize opportunities to improve care, which could lead to reduced 30-day readmissions. Read Get With The Guidelines Program Participation, Process of Care, and Outcome for Medicare Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes to learn more. Visit our Scientific Publications page to find additional studies about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure.

Reason #2: Improve Care

Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure can help your hospital with tools to track and benchmark critical aspects of care.

Published studies indicate that participating in our program can improve processes of care. Read Association of Race/Ethnicity with Clinical Risk Factors, Quality of Care, and Acute Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure in the American Heart Journal to learn how heart failure care was equitable and improved in all racial and ethnic groups over time. Visit our Scientific Publications page to find additional studies about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure.

Reason #3: Earn Public Recognition for Your Achievement

The American Heart Association recognizes award-winning hospitals for their success in using Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure to improve quality of care for heart disease patients. Hospitals that participate in our program at an award-winning level are eligible for local and national recognition.

View our most recent recognition ad in the U.S. News and World Report to see one way your hospital could be recognized.

Reason #4: Improve Transitions of Care Processes

Transitions of care are key to preventing readmissions for heart failure patients. Participating in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure and Target: Heart Failure can help hospitals identify opportunities to improve transitions of care processes.

Read the American Heart Association's new Scientific Statement on Transitions of Care in Heart Failure to learn more about the importance of transitions of care.

Reason #5: Turn Guidelines into Lifelines

Following evidence-based guidelines can save lives. Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure can help ensure your hospital is complying with the latest treatment guidelines.

Read the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure here and learn more about the top ten things you should know about the latest guidelines here.

Reason #6: Drive Research

Published findings from scientific studies based on Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure data are making major contributions to the future of heart disease care.

Visit our Scientific Publications page to learn more about Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure research.

Reason #7: Better Care for Everyone

Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failur eresearch revealed substantial underuse of implantable cardiac defibrillators in female and black patients as compared to white males, which spurred successful efforts toward eliminating the disparity.

Read "Sex Differences in the Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Primary and Secondary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death" in the Journal of the American Medical Association to learn more.

Reason #8: Increase the Value of Healthcare

Linkage to CMS cost data has significant potential to demonstrate improved efficiency and effectiveness across the continuum of care, due in part by the increased use of evidence-based secondary preventive measures.

Read "Synthesizing Lessons Learned From Get With The Guidelines" in Circulation to learn more.

Reason #9: Learn and Grow with Us

Stay up-to-date about heart failure care with the American Heart Association. Hospitals that participate in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure gain access to webinars, workshops, clinical tools and newsletters that can help improve performance and refine patient care processes.

You can access archived webinars here and clinical tools here. If you aren't already signed up for our weekly Quality News You Can Use e-blast, sign up today.

Reason #10: It's much more than a data collection registry.

Hospitals that participate in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure can assess quality of care in real-time, compare performance to similar hospitals, generate customized reports for physicians and hospital units, and consult with an American Heart Association Quality Improvement Director.

Learn more about the benefits of participating in our program.

Reason #11: Last but not least, YOU!

When your hospital participates in Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure, your team joins a network of talented professionals who share a common goal: improving heart failure care to ensure better outcomes for patients.

We're honored to have the opportunity to work with you. If your hospital is interested in joining Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure, contact your local Get With The Guidelines representative today.

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