Get With the Guidelines Patient Education

Patient Education is Critical to the Success of your Get With The Guidelines® Quality Initiatives

The American Heart Association developed the Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) quality improvement initiative to improve the care of patients with cardiac diseases and stroke. The program is evidence-based and founded in the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association’s Guidelines for secondary prevention. Key to prevention is the patient’s knowledge and understanding of their role in managing their care, making engaging and relevant patient education is a key component for a successful program.

American Heart Association in partnership with The Wellness Network has developed a package of targeted patient education that directly aligns with specific achievement, quality, and reporting measures of Get With the Guidelines Stroke, Heart Failure, AFib, and Coronary Heart Disease initiatives. Additionally, this education supports the provider-patient dialogue, and is easily implemented into clinical workflow. Click the program below to view the educational titles available within our Cardiovascular Service Line Solution that directly support your Get With The Guidelines program.

Get With the Guidelines
Educational resources to help you meet Get with the Guidelines® Achievement, Quality, and Reporting Criteria Measures for Patient Education.
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AHA and The Wellness Network

This educational resource, developed in partnership with American Heart Association / American Stroke Association and The Wellness Network, is aimed at empowering heart and stroke patients to live healthier, longer lives.

“There is ample evidence that hospitals can reduce their readmission rates though such efforts as: ensuring patients are clinically ready at discharge, reducing risk of infection, reconciling medications, improving communication with community providers participating in transition of care, educating patients adequately upon discharge, and assuring patients understand follow-up care upon discharge.”

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