Heart Failure

IMC Clinic

Initiative

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:

 

heartfailurecarecoord

 

to prepare for the visit and the Visit Note documentation:

 

heartfailure2

 

to document the visit.

Additional Resources

 

Pocket Card for Clinicians

 

HF Guidelines