Quality Improvement | Heart Rhythm Society

Quality Improvement

The HRS Quality Improvement program aims to create and foster a culture of QI within the heart rhythm community.

QI Support of HRS Vision Through Optimizing Outcomes

HRS Optimizing OutcomesThe vision of HRS is to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders. HRS quality improvement (QI) efforts support that vision through our Optimizing Outcomes initiatives that…

  • are led by heart rhythm specialists committed to improved care and outcomes
  • engage the global heart rhythm community to address gaps and disparities throughout the world
  • leverage the diversity, strength and unity of the HRS membership
  • foster collaboration, communication and care coordination between all clinicians that treat heart rhythm patients
  • concentrate on systems-based improvements, with the potential to result in the largest impact
  • evolve with the most recent science and knowledge
  • focus on the patient

Now more than ever, heart rhythm specialists seek to improve the efficiency of their ablation labs. HRS is pleased to offer you the following resources to help improve the care and outcomes for patients while also increasing efficiency:

EP Lab Efficiencies

EP Lab EfficienciesIn this seven-part webinar series, learners may view the full series or select only the topics and sections of interest. Transcripts for each video are also provided.

The 7 videos cover the following areas of focus:

  1. Why EP labs should focus on efficiency;
  2. Explanation of a specific model for efficiency from Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, AL;
  3. How to implement principles of quality improvement in an EP lab;
  4. The importance of team member involvement;
  5. The relationship between electrophysiology and anesthesiology departments;
  6. Engagement with the patient and caregiver; and
  7. Reproducing the model in your own institution.

How to Make Your EP Lab More Efficient

This session from Heart Rhythm 2022, How to Make Your EP Lab More Efficient, follows a robust conversation in how to make your EP lab run more efficiently. Presentations include:

  1. Why Bother? Improving the EP Lab Work Environment: Jennifer M. Wright, MA, MD, FHRS
  2. How Can the EP Lab Staff Help to Improve Lab Efficiency: Jena Humer, CCRN
  3. How to Run an Efficient EP Lab in Academics: Martin J. LaPage, MD, MS, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS-P
  4. How to Run an Efficient EP Lab in Private Practice: Moeen Saleem, MD
  5. How to Engage Your Hospital Administrator to Improve EP Lab Efficiency: Joshua Adler

Additional Heart Rhythm 2022 Sessions

Access the Heart Rhythm 2022 Quality Improvement program by clicking on the session titles below.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Factor Modification: A comprehensive discussion of various risk factors that are commonly encountered in AF patients and various approaches to modifying them with regard to improving arrhythmia outcomes.

Collaboration with Primary Care to Elevate AF Care by Sharing Best Practice Recommendations: Learn how collaboration with primary care can elevate AF care through best practice recommendations.

EP Lab Accreditation: Accepting the Challenge to Improve Quality and Patient Safety: Distinguished speakers provide rapid-fire perspectives and responses to quality challenges in the EP Lab. The session culminates with leading experts debating the value of accreditation.

How to Make Your EP Lab More Efficient: A robust conversation in how to make your EP lab run more efficiently.

Patient Education and Engagement: This session provides an in depth look at patient education and engagement. Participants learn best practices for engaging patients with tools they can utilize during a patient visit.

Shark Tank 2022: Hooking AFib: The top 3 submitters present to an AHA/HRS panel of “sharks” during a competition of research ideas related to the extensive GWTG‐AFIB registry! Will their ideas make the sharks want “more skin in the game” or say, ”for that reason, I’m out!”

Treating AFib: Care Pathways, and the Effect of Bleeding Events, Sex, and BMI on Outcomes: Learn about a treatment algorithm for patients seen in the ED with AF, and examine AF outcomes in women, in obese patients, and in patients bleeding events.

HRS NVAF EHR Toolkit

Improving stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation through screening, education, and quality improvement. Leverage electronic health record (EHR) tools that may help support the management of stroke risk in your population with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).