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.

Benefits of E2P for heart failure:

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Acute Care

  • Offers enhanced order sets, patient-facing discharge summaries and clinician-facing discharge summaries.
  • Embeds best practice quality standards into hospital health information systems (HIS) to ensure alignment with existing clinical workflows & localized differences in each hospital.
  • Offers hospital sites project management support, clinical informatics thought leadership and funding to support resources to enhance HIS functionality while supporting localized differences in each environment.
  • Available at North York General Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital and expanding soon to other sites.
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Primary Care

  • Offers a consistent set of modules for clinical assessment of heart failure, comprehensive management plans, patient-facing care plans and a curated resource list to support clinicians in navigating patient resources.
  • Embeds best practice quality standards into primary care electronic medical records (EMRs) taking into consideration clinical workflows and team-based care.
  • Offers Mainpro+ 1-on-1 change management and academic detailing services to ensure seamless integration into day-to-day patient care activities.
  • Available for TELUS PS Suite, Accuro QHR and OSCAR Pro.

If you are interested in accessing heart failure tools and supports for primary or acute care, please provide your information and area of interest. We will be in touch shortly.

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