Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Webinar

Updated:Jun 13,2013
The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB program launches in June.    
Listent to the recorded webinar on how to apply the latest treatment guidelines and quality initiatives recorded on June 10 webinar.
 
 
See webinar and program details below.
Learn about the new quality program and view the Fact Sheet at heart.org/focusonafib.

About the Webinar
Please join us to learn about the newest addition to our family of healthcare quality improvement programs, Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB. William Lewis, M.D., chair of the Clinical Work Group for Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB, will introduce us to the program that helps care teams consistently provide the latest evidence-based treatment to their atrial fibrillation patients. Winfred Kao will host a walk-through of the Patient Management Tool™ (PMT) provided by this program, an online interactive assessment and reporting system powered by Outcome, A Quintiles Company.

Speakers:

William R. Lewis, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Chief of Clinical Cardiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
 
Dr. Lewis is an attending physician at MetroHealth Medical Center, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, where he is a professor of medicine and chief of clinical cardiology. He has served as the president of the Ohio chapter of the American College of Cardiology and president of the Cleveland Division of the American Heart Association.
 
Win Kao
Senior Project Manager
Outcome, A Quintiles Company 
 
Win is a senior project manager at Outcome, A Quintiles Company.  He is responsible for the Get With The Guidelines® Patient Management ToolTM.  Win joined Outcome in 2004 and manages the stroke, heart failure and resuscitation modules, as well as the new AFIB module. 
 
About Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Program
The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB program launches on June 15. Learn how to apply the latest treatment guidelines and quality initiatives at our webinar on June 10.
 
Get With The Guidelines-AFIB will provide healthcare professionals with a quality improvement blueprint for how best to care for atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients, based upon evidence-based guidelines. The program includes a system for collecting valuable data and provides participating hospitals feedback on their performance. Aggregate program data tracks hospital performance against the guidelines and national benchmarks. 

A recent survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association found that about half of the patients with AFib have not been properly educated about their five-fold increased stroke risk. Along with the new Get With The Guidelines-AFIB program, the association equips healthcare providers with resources to help them educate patients on the condition of AFib and the link to stroke risk.
 
“Scientifically proven therapies and approaches to treatment exist for patients with atrial fibrillation; however, there remains wide gaps, variations and disparities in the quality of care for people with this common heart rhythm disorder,"  says Lee H. Schwamm, MD, chair of the Get With The Guidelines National Steering Committee and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. "By improving the care of patients with atrial fibrillation through the Get With The Guidelines-AFIB program, we can save lives and prevent serious complications, such as stroke.”
To learn more, visit www.heart.org/focusonafib.
 
 
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