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What does advanced certification in heart failure require?

Structure

Organizations must comply with Joint Commission standards for disease-specific care, (Manual available on the JCR Web site.) and the appendix for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure.

The heart failure program must include either a hospital-based and hospital-owned outpatient heart failure clinic, OR have a collaborative relationship with one or more attending cardiology practices.
 
Disease-specific Care standards cover the following categories:

  •  Program management
  •  Clinical information management
  •  Delivering or facilitating clinical care
  •  Supporting self-management
  •  Measuring and improving performance.

Process

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure requires participation in Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure quality improvement program at an award-winning level of performance.

Outcome

A commitment to continuous improvement is essential. Advanced Certification in Heart Failure requires that a program collect data on standardized performance measures and use this information for ongoing performance improvement efforts.

Criteria developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association.