LOCKED CV Transforum Fall’19 – HEART TRACKS Transitional Care Pathway for Low-Risk ED Patients with Cardiac Complaints

Posted on: October 25, 2019

ELIZABETH HUENEFELDT, ARNP, FNP-C, CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTANTS OF CAPE GIRARDEAU, INC.; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO

GABE SOTO, MD, PHD, MHCDS, FACC, FHRS, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CARDIOVASCULAR AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY SERVICES, INTERIM CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, SOUTHEAST HEALTH; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO


In this session, we hear from SoutheastHEALTH, a regional healthcare system serving southeast Missouri as well as parts of southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and northern Arkansas. SoutheastHEALTH’s flagship hospital, Southeast Missouri Hospital, provides care to over 10,000 inpatients and nearly 120,000 outpatients annually. In 2016, Southeast Missouri Hospital implemented a transitional care pathway for patients who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with a cardiac-related complaint, utilizing standardized risk measures to identify low-risk patients suitable for early discharge. They discuss the design and implementation of the program, as well as the impact it had on 12-month ED discharges, cardiac-related and all-cause 30-day revisits and admissions, safety outcomes, and institutional revenues.