Why Mission: Lifeline®?
For the estimated 785,000 Americans who will have their first heart attack each year and the 470,000 Americans who will have a recurrent heart attack.
Mission: Lifeline Systems of Care are:
A patient-centered, multidisciplinary team focused on expediting appropriate emergency care for patients with time-sensitive conditions and are:
- Supported by AHA Quality Improvement Staff
- Focused on timely reperfusion
- Regionally coordinated
- Aimed to deliver care within the recommended AHA/ACC Guidelines
Mission: Lifeline Stages of STEMI Systems of Care Implementation
Although the stages of STEMI Systems of Care Implementation are shown as hierarchical, the process is always in a dynamic state and a system of care can therefore move up or down levels based upon the ever-changing state of each participant and overall landscape of the system of care.
Mission: Lifeline STEMI Systems of Care Implementation streamlines care across a geographical region or regionalizes STEMI care. A Regional STEMI System of Care:
- Covers a defined city, county, region, state or regions made up of portions of multiple states
- Uses a centralized data source to observe process and clinical outcomes over time for quality improvement
- Holds Mission: Lifeline Regional calls/meetings on a regular basis to share the latest research, best practices, data trends, tips for improved care and opportunities to improve the system of care
- Collaboratively addresses competitive markets
- Participates in Mission: Lifeline Regional Reports