HF v3 Course Outline
This is a one and a half day workshop is for healthcare professionals who intend to take their facility through the Heart Failure accreditation process.
Part I – The Background and Science of Heart Failure — Learn about the pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, management, and current guideline recommendations. Understand the incidence, prevalence and cost of heart failure. Learn how HF Accreditation can impact your Value-based Purchasing scores, penalties and financial reimbursements.
Part II – Heart Failure Accreditation — Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for heart failure patients. Learn how these process improvement strategies will position your facility to meet future expectations in the new healthcare landscape.
Part III – The Application Process — How to Get Started — Learn step-by-step how to complete the Baseline Gap Analysis, submit your application for Accreditation, access Shared Practices and Guidance Statements, utilize the messaging center and complete the application process as well as prepare for the site visit.
Part IV – Essential Components — Examine each the seven Essential Components in which a facility must demonstrate expertise and completion of all mandatory items.
Part V – Shared Practices — Best practices lead to better patient care processes and better outcomes, and attendees will be encouraged to share best practices, processes, and procedures related to the care of HF patients.
Part VI – Calculated Measures — Over 40 calculated measures are automatically aggregated from the Accreditation Conformance Database (ACD). These measures are based on patient level data giving you both high level outcomes as well as a view into your daily process. This allows your facility to immediately have a pulse on how you are conforming to the standards required for accreditation, and intervene where appropriate.
Data Submission and Utilization — Learn how to best meet data submission requirements and optional data submission plans. Utilization of the data entered into the ACD, Calculated Measures and Year to Date Reports is imperative for continued evaluation and process improvement.