Ready, Set, Go: Getting Started with TAKEheart
This module combines the concepts established separately in Module 1 and 2. It introduces AHRQ’s TAKEheart initiative to help hospitals and health systems implement two evidence-based strategies: automatic referral to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and effective care coordination support. The module helps hospitals and health systems make the case for the project and reviews concrete activities hospitals need to undertake to get started.
Topics covered in this module include the:
- Evidence behind the TAKEheart initiative
- Importance of the CR champion in the TAKEheart project
- Makeup of the CR quality improvement (QI) team
- Process to create an aim statement for the project
The target audiences for this session include:
- The CR QI team
- Non-team cardiac clinicians
- Discharge planners
- Care coordinators
- Hospital leadership
It is important to note that the audiences listed above are a suggestion rather than a limitation. All are welcome to watch and review the module.
Upon completion of this module, attendees should be able to:
- Understand TAKEheart and the opportunity it provides to close the gap between evidence and practice to increase patient participation in cardiac rehabilitation.
- Make the case to your leadership for taking active steps to increase CR participation by implementing automatic referral and care coordination support and begin to build buy-in among other members of your implementation team.
- Understand the role of CR champion in the quality improvement project.
- Identify key members of a multidisciplinary CR QI team, e.g., representatives from key departments and patient advisors.
- Create an aim statement as part of an overall action plan for implementation of automatic referral with effective care coordination.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
McNeil, P. Liverpool Hospital. Clinical Champions. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/wohp/Documents/mc3-clinical-champions-mcneil.pdf. Accessed May 21, 2021.
Million Hearts. Getting to 70% Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation: Action Steps for Hospitals. https://www.aacvpr.org/Portals/0/Million%20Hearts%20Change%20Package/4.24.2018%20Files/SC-3-CRCP-MH-Actions%20for%20Hospitals.pptx. Accessed May 21, 2021.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/Quality-Improvement-Essentials-Toolkit.aspx. Accessed February 14, 2020.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Project Planning Form. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/ProjectPlanningForm.aspx. Accessed February 14, 2020.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Worksheet. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/PlanDoStudyActWorksheet.aspx. Accessed February 14, 2020.
*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). ABQAURP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.