Heart Failure

IMC Clinic


Heart Failure represents a complex disease which results in high hospitalization rates and the need for coordinated care.


A team of residents, pharmacists, nurses, faculty and behavioralists have created a team approach to improve care in the Summa Internal Medicine Center residency clinic.


Using guidelines shared with Summa's Heart Failure Clinic the team has developed a Pre-Visit Care Coordination note, a Heart Failure Documentation Note for use during disease-based visits, and a specialized appointment for a clinic within a clinic approach.


To prepare for a Heart Failure Visit:


1:  Watch the video overview (11 minutes)


2:  Use the smartphrases associated with the Pre-Visit Coordination Note:




to prepare for the visit and the Visit Note documentation:




to document the visit.

Additional Resources


Pocket Card for Clinicians


HF Guidelines