Heart Failure

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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.

E2P tools and supports are designed for easy access to up-to-date and relevant evidence that helps clinicians care for patients with suspected or diagnosed heart failure.

Guiding clinicians towards appropriate diagnoses, investigations, treatment and transitions in care, E2P tools link to health promotion best practices, talking tips to support patient conversations, and other clinical resources.

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Acute Care

  • E2P for acute care settings offers enhanced heart failure order sets, patient-facing discharge summaries and clinician-facing discharge summaries.
  • Best practice heart failure quality standards are embedded into hospital health information systems (HIS) to ensure alignment with existing clinical workflows & localized differences in each hospital.
  • E2P 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.
  • Currently live at North York General Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital, E2P will be expanding to other sites soon.
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Primary Care

  • E2P for 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 for heart failure.
  • Best practice heart failure quality standards are embedded into primary care electronic medical records (EMR) taking into consideration clinical workflows and team-based care.
  • E2P offers 1-on-1 change management and academic detailing services to ensure seamless integration into day-to-day patient care activities.
  • Currently available for Telus PS Suite EMR, E2P will be coming soon for OSCAR and Accuro EMR.

Development Process

Heart failure tools were co-developed with cardiologists, primary care clinicians, individuals with lived experiences and implementation sites with user-centered 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 that supported in the development of the tools and supports.

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

With support from:

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

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.