Accession Number : ADA477429


Title :   Implementation of Get with the Guideline Acute Myocardial Infarction Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Its Effect on Core Measures


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2006-Jul 2007


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL BALTIMORE MD


Personal Author(s) : Richter, Jason P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477429.pdf


Report Date : 25 May 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : John Hopkins Hospital implemented the Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) evidence-based program for use with patients who have Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), a component of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). CHD is the single leading cause of death for persons in the United States. The GWTG program is a web-based tool developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) that allows for data entry and benchmarking of AHA guidelines. The stated goal of the evidence-based program is to save patient lives and can be reached through the identification of delays in treatment and failure to provide secondary prevention therapies. A reduction in door-to-balloon time and compliance with arrival and discharge medication protocol is important because research shows that these save patient lives. Through the use of the GWTG program and other process improvements, Johns Hopkins Hospital is on its way to becoming a national benchmark hospital for core measure arrival and discharge medications, and has a plan in place to reduce the door-to-balloon time to meet established AHA guidelines.


Descriptors :   *TIME INTERVALS , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *THERAPY , *METRICS , *MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION , TRACKING , PATIENTS , DRUGS , HOSPITALS , ARRIVAL , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE