Greater Southeast Affiliate - Quality & Systems Improvement Initiatives

GWTG New CoBrand LogoGet With The Guidelines®-Stroke

An in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Since its initiation in 2003, 1,656 hospitals have entered more than two million patient records into the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke database. Numerous published studies demonstrate the program's success in achieving measurable patient outcome improvements. Visit the National Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Website for more information.

 

Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure

An in-hospital program for improving care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Numerous published studies demonstrate the program's success in achieving significant patient outcome improvements. Among the proven results are reductions in 30-day readmissions, a measure now used by CMS in determining CMS reimbursement rates. Visit the National Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Website for more information.

 

Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation

Has its roots in the American Heart Association's National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR), started in 1999 to collect resuscitation data from hospitals nationwide and create evidence-based guidelines for inpatient CPR. Visit the National Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Website for more information.

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Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB

The newest addition to our family of healthcare quality programs, is being developed to help care teams consistently provide the latest evidence-based treatment to their AFIB patients. Be among the first to participate when the program launches this June. Visit the National Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Website for more information.

 

ACTION Registry®-GWTG

Is risk-adjusted, outcomes-based, quality improvement program that focuses exclusively on high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. It helps hospitals apply ACC/AHA Clinical Guidelines recommendations in their facilities, and provides invaluable tools to assist them in achieving their goal of quality improvement. Participating in this program helps hospitals improve their adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guidelines recommendations as they satisfy the data collection and reporting requirement of regulatory and contracting organizations. The registry’s real-time quarterly reports will support efforts to reduce procedural complications, identify areas of excellence and opportunities for improvement, and document the results of QI efforts. Visit the ACTION Registry®-GWTG Website for more information.

 

Mission: Lifeline®

CREATING STEMI AND CARDIAC RESUSCITATION SYSTEMS OF CARE AND IMPROVING EXISTING ONES.

Each year, more than half a million Americans experience ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or both. The majority of these patients fail to receive appropriate treatment for their life-threatening conditions within recommended timeframes.

Mission: Lifeline® was created by the American Heart Association as a response to missed opportunities for prompt, appropriate STEMI treatment. Recently, Mission: Lifeline expanded to help existing STEMI systems of care incorporate out-of-hospital cardiac resuscitation into their systems. Visit the National Mission: Lifeline® Website for more information.

 

The Guideline Advantage

For decades, medical professionals have relied on the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association for scientific guidelines on prevention and management of the nation's most prevalent chronic diseases. In 2011, the three organizations joined forces to create The Guideline Advantage, a program that uses data collection, analysis and feedback to translate prevention and treatment guidelines into practice within the outpatient setting. Visit The Guideline Advantage Website for more information.

 

Other Resources:

Target Stroke and Heart Failure Programs

Hospital Accreditation and Certification

 

For more information contact your local Get With The Guidelines representative.