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Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure 7/2/2014
The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and team activation, ideally while the patient is en route to the hospital.
Policy Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 7/2/2014
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
Archived Hospital-Based Heart Failure Nurse Advocate Reduces Readmissions and Hospital Costs 6/18/2014
A trained nurse educated other nurses, physicians, and administrators on evidence-based heart failure treatment and provided disease management education and followup support to high-risk patients, leading to fewer readmissions and lower costs.
Multifaceted Initiative To Reduce "Alarm Fatigue" on Cardiac Unit Reduces Alarms and Increases Nurse and Patient Satisfaction 6/18/2014
A series of interventions to reduce "alarm fatigue" on an inpatient cardiac unit leads to significant declines in the number of alarms with no adverse events attributed to the changes and to increases in nurse and patient satisfaction.
Medical Center Places Nurses in Schools, Leading to Better Lifestyle Choices and Academic Performance Among Students 6/4/2014
Medical center–employed nurses work at elementary and middle schools, providing typical school nurse services, annual health screenings, and periodic classroom presentations, leading to improvements in the ability to identify health issues and in the lifestyle choices and academic performance of individual students.
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Prehospital Medical Information System 6/4/2014
The Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) is a State-mandated, Internet-based emergency medical services (EMS) information system that collects data on each EMS call report made within Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Diabetes Tools & Resources 12/18/2013
These tools are a set of instruments to help patients create personalized action plans to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Mission: Lifeline Tools and Resources 8/28/2013
This Web site provides hospitals and health systems tools and resources to improve their systems of care when responding to a patient with STEMI or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Heart Attack Risk Calculator 3/28/2012
This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems.
My Life Check 3/28/2012
This online assessment tool can help consumers learn the state of their heart and what they can do to live a better life.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.