In partnership with Quintiles, the American Heart Association (AHA) created four premier Get With The Guidelines® programs designed to help hospitals ensure continuous quality improvement in patient care for heart failure, stroke, resuscitation and atrial fibrillation.
Get With The Guidelines® focuses on care team protocols to ensure that patients are treated and discharged appropriately. The program aims to help ensure that eligible patients are initiated on guideline recommended therapies and receive appropriate counseling prior to hospital discharge.
These award-winning* programs have a proven track record of success. With more than 2,500 hospitals participating and more than 3 million patients enrolled, Get With The Guidelines® programs are estimated to be able to save more than 80,000 people annually if 75% of the eligible patients discharged are treated at an 85% compliance rate with the AHA/ACC Secondary Prevention guidelines.
Get with the Guidelines® modules
- Stroke – Ensures continuous quality improvement of acute stroke treatment and ischemic stroke prevention (uses the same measure sets as the Joint Commission).
- Heart failure – Improves the quality of care in patients hospitalized with heart failure.
- Resuscitation – The only national registry of in-hospital resuscitation events. Incorporates all benefits of the AHA NRCPR program with new enhanced user tools and features.
- Atrial fibrillation – Assists hospital care teams in consistently providing the latest evidence-based treatment for AFib patients.