Patient Engagement Pavilion
Expo Hall, #3464

ACC.17 Media The Patient Engagement Pavilion spotlights ACC’s commitment to quality patient-centered care by showcasing programs, tools, and resources which address the needs of both cardiovascular clinicians and patients. Pavilion presentations and participants will present how their offerings empower patients, clinicians and caregivers to work together to achieve measurable improvements in cardiovascular outcomes, reduction in the cost of providing care and improved patient satisfaction.

  Saturday, March 10
  Saturday, March 10

Welcome and Remarks by Dr. Martha Gulati, Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart
Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC; Editor-in-Chief, CardioSmart

Improving Defect Free Care Compliance; Improving Patient Outcomes
Jerry Caldwell, RN

A presentation from the ACC’s Patient Navigator Program

Plant-Based Diets: A Cure?
Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP; National Jewish Health, Denver, CO

Curious about using nutrition and lifestyle modification in your daily practice? In this talk, Dr. Freeman will review some of the latest data to consider when counseling your patients on dietary choices to improve CVD outcomes.

Leveraging Patient Engagement to Enhance the Conduct of a Pragmatic Trial: Experiences from The ADAPTABLE Trial
Bill Larsen, patient partner OneFlorida CDRN
Jacqueline Alikhaani, patient partner pScanner CDRN
Dan Munoz, MD ADAPTABLE PI, Mid-South CDRN
Holly Robertson, PhD ADAPTABLE Project Leader, DCRI
Schuyler Jones, MD ADAPTABLE Study PI, DCRI

Leveraging Patient Engagement to Enhance the Conduct of a Pragmatic Trial: Experiences from The ADAPTABLE Trial" The ADAPTABLE Trial is a patient-centric, pragmatic study comparing the effectiveness of two daily doses of aspirin, 81mg versus 325mg, in individuals living with heart disease. This panel will discuss experiences from ADAPTABLE in engaging patient partners in the design and management of pragmatic clinical trials. We will focus on refining recruitment strategies building a participant community, and disseminating information in a patient-centric study.

ABC Initiative to Improve Health Care Access for Minority and High-Risk Populations
Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA; Association of Black Cardiologists

Despite advanced therapies and new treatment options for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, access remains a challenge, particularly for underserved minority patient populations. The ABC Access Initiative began in 2016 by convening a diverse group of cardiovascular opinion leaders and advocacy experts to meaningfully address issues related to patient access. Two high priority solutions were identified and Work Groups were formed to progress these solutions and develop action plans. This presentation will acquaint the audience with background and objectives of the overall initiative, review the two solutions and work completed to date, and next steps related to execution of the solutions and the expected impact of each.

Power of Patients to Expand Access
Millie Henn
Donnette Smith
Norm Linsky

In partnership with cardiac patients, advocacy groups and payers, Mended Hearts will share successes in how the patient voice was powerful in obtaining access to appropriate and necessary prescribed patient therapies.

  Sunday, March 11
  Sunday, March 11

She Said, He Said: Physician and Patient Awareness of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
Katherine K. Leon; SCAD Alliance
Tina Pittman Wagers, MSW, PsyD

Did you learn to diagnose SCAD during your medical training? SCAD – spontaneous coronary artery dissection – is increasingly understood as a more common condition than previously thought, even though SCAD survivors report physicians are often unfamiliar with SCAD. Are they? SCAD Alliance and CU Boulder conducted surveys of SCAD survivors and physicians to find out if perception is reality. Dr. Pittman Wagers and Katherine Leon will explore the results with you in this lively comparison of the data.

The Role of Heart Failure Nurses in Patient Outcomes
Lisa Rathman

This presentation will explore the importance of the nurse/patient relationship and the resources that American Association of Heart Failure Nurses offers to support both.

Why Patients Need a Voice in Their Care
Trudie Lobban
James Dismond, Arrythmia Alliance

Evidence portrays that patients have better health outcomes when he or she is actively involved with his or her care. In conclusion, many health care facilities, organizations and companies are implementing plans to educate and engage patients with their care plans. The role of patient organizations is therefore becoming ever more important as a partner with health care facilities to improve patient outcomes.

A Solution for Patients: A Demonstration of the CREATION program from Florida Hospital Cardiac Rehab
Ashleigh Funk, BA, CCRP
TraMi Nguyen Willey, MS, EP
Deborah Moore, MS, RN-BC
Kendra Lester

Our cardiac rehab program incorporates the CREATION Health principles of Florida Hospital; these are (1) Choices; (2) Rest; (3) Environment; (4) Activity; (5) Trust; (6) Interpersonal relationships; (7) Outlook; (8) Nutrition. This evidence-based practice ensures the highest level of success in improving our patients’ health when assisting them with lifestyle modification. Our adaptive chair yoga routine, which includes a short guided relaxation session, seeks to incorporate the principles of activity and rest/relaxation, as well.

Session title to be announced
Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA; FH Foundation

  Monday, March 12
  Monday, March 12

Gaining Access to Medications: Lessons learned from the American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Seth Baum, MD, FACC, ASPC

In 2016 and 2017, the ASPC assembled a variety of societies to identify medication access barriers and to develop solutions to resolve these barriers. Practical solutions will be discussed and audience participation is encouraged.

Creating Partnerships Between Patients and Healthcare Providers
Melanie True Hills; Stop Afib

This session will discuss what 1000 AF patients from around the globe wanted their healthcare providers to do and not do; what patients can do to make their healthcare visits more effective; how understanding what individual patients experience can lead to better care; strategies providers and patients can use in creating effective healthcare partnerships.

Telehealth: Improving Access, Care Coordination and Patient Engagement
Karen Rheuban, MD, FACC
David Cattell Gordon
Debbie Croy, NP
Lindsey Kennedy, NP
Jeff Vergales, MD
Boris Kovatchev, PhD

Telehealth tools have been demonstrated to facilitate access to care, enhance patient engagement and improve outcomes when applied to a coordinated care delivery model within the context of the primary and specialty care medical home. This panel will offer examples of community-based academic and team-based collaborations.

Schedule is current as of Feb. 2, 2018, and is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

*Patient Engagement Pavilion presentations are not part of ACC.18, as planned by its Program Committee, and do not qualify for continuing medical education (CME), continuing nursing education (CNE) or continuing education (CE) credit.


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