In response to added burdens on hospitals as the result of COVID-19, the TAKEheart Team is temporarily postponing regularly scheduled activities. Learn more about the alternate ways that TAKEheart is working to support hospitals during this time.
The TAKEheart Initiative
TAKEheart is a three-year initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to increase the use of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) by eligible patients nationwide. The initiative uses Training, Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement to help hospitals and health systems implement evidence-based strategies to improve CR referral, enrollment, and retention.
Web-based Guidance for Hospitals
TAKEheart offers all interested hospitals access to a free virtual training curriculum that provides actionable guidance on how to implement evidence-based strategies to increase referrals and enrollment in CR.
TAKEheart builds awareness among hospitals, clinical teams, and patients of the benefits of CR, the challenges limiting patient participation, and the opportunity for improvement through involvement in the TAKEheart initiative.
TAKEheart offers hospitals and other 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 learning and knowledge exchange.
Online workspace to seek feedback from peers and share documents.
Opportunities to Get Involved
TAKEheart Partner Hospitals participate in a 12-month program focused on increasing CR by implementing automatic referral with care coordination. TAKEheart Learning Community Hospitals exchange information with peers about ways to increase CR referral, enrollment, and retention.