Area:
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Screen, Refer and Track: A Personalized Medicine and Systems-Based Approach to Improve the Outcomes of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease at an Academic Medical Center

Organization:
National Jewish Health

The goal of this initiative is to implement a novel rheumatology-focused cardiology consultation service and intervention program for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Our aims include: 1) increasing patient awareness of CV risks; 2) improving the practice for screening and documenting CV risk factors; 3) increasing referrals to systems-based resources that target modifiable risk factors; 4) promoting collaboration between rheumatology and cardiology departments; and  5) demonstrating improved patient outcomes related to modifiable risk factors.

To accomplish our goals of the program, we will implement systems-based changes and provide multidisciplinary education and resources to health care providers and patients with RA at risk for CV disease. Data from the electronic medical record (EMR), FitLogix® and Quitline® weight management and smoking cessation reporting systems, and patient surveys will be collected and tracked in a project-specific data registry. This effort will provide preventive care that is patient-centered and cost-effective for the health care system, and demonstrate a systemsbased process that can be replicated by other institutions nationwide.

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Approval Date:
July 2014
Amount Awarded:
$466,807.00
Start Date:
09/02/2014
End Date:
04/30/2017
Status:
Complete
RFP:
CV Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
RFP ID:
2014RA1