Heart Failure

Heart failure is one of the five leading causes of hospitalization and 30-day readmissions, and the most common cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. Appropriate care can improve a patient’s quality of life and help with symptom management.

  • Embeds best practice quality standards into hospital health information systems (HIS) to ensure alignment with existing clinical workflows & localized differences in each hospital.
  • Offers enhanced order sets, patient-facing discharge summaries and clinician-facing discharge summaries.
  • Comes with project management support, clinical informatics thought leadership and funding to support resources to enhance HIS functionality while supporting localized differences in each environment.

“The work we have done [with E2P] has re-confirmed many of the clinical care standards we had in place as a regional cardiac centre. We enhanced the application of best practices, allowing any physician (not just cardiologists) with a patient in heart failure to use our heart failure orders and be guided through the best evidence-based care.”

Dr. Amelia Yip, md
cardiologist, St. mary’s general hospital

Interested in implementing E2P Heart Failure enhancements at your hospital?

North York General Hospital, St. Mary’s General Hospital, Erie Shores HealthCare, Scarborough Health Network, Campbellford Memorial Hospital, Lakeridge Health, Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Peterborough Regional Hospital, Ross Memorial Hospital, and Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Development Process

E2P heart failure tools were co-developed with cardiologists, primary care clinicians, individuals with lived experiences and implementation sites with user-centred design methodology and practice. End-users and clinical experts were also engaged to provide feedback.

Topic Expert Group

A warm thank you to the Topic Expert Group of acute and primary care clinicians, topic experts, and individuals with lived experience who supported the development of these tools and supports.

  • Brenda Albuquerque-Boutilier, Lived Experience Advisor
  • Jo-Ann Fernando, RN, MN, CNCC (C)
  • Greg Griffins, Lived Experience Advisor
  • Karen Harkness, RN PhD CCN (C) CHFN
  • Rahul Jain, MD, CCFP, MScCH (HPTE)
  • Pamela Lai, MD, CCFP
  • Robert McKelvie, MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Stacey Milo, MScN, NP-PHC
  • Jeff Myers, MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC)
  • Leah Steinberg, MD, MA, FCFP
  • Douglas Wan, MD BSc, MSc, FRCPC CCDS

With support from:

  • Andrew Gentilin, RN(EC), MN-ACNP
  • Stephanie Poon, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Ilan Shahin MD-CM, MBA, CCFP