Original Training Modules
This page contains links to the ten original TAKEheart training modules that were that developed to support over 100 hospitals as they worked in real time to implement two proven strategies for increasing patient participation in their cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs.
These ten modules:
- Were designed to accompany the hospital-focused quality improvement approach presented in the Million Hearts®/AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package.
- Contain recordings of the expert-led training sessions (originally held live), the accompanying slides, and topic-specific implementation guides.
- Were presented to hospitals over a ten-month period, with additional AHRQ-provided coaching, as they sought to simultaneously begin to implement or improve their automatic referral and care coordination processes.
To better enable hospitals to focus their efforts on one improvement area at a time, and to proceed independently and at their own pace, the ten modules have been streamlined, reconfigured, and consolidated into four focus areas, with revised slide decks and implementation guides. Hospitals wishing to take a deeper dive into specific topics covered in these consolidated curricula can listen to the original recordings and review the original slides and other materials from which these curricula were developed.
This module explores the benefits of CR for patients and hospitals and describes how the TAKEheart initiative is helping hospitals improve utilization of CR.
This module explains the necessary infrastructure and cultural changes at the organizational level and discusses assembling a multidisciplinary team and developing an action plan.
This module describes how to map workflow processes and provides direction on redesigning those processes to accommodate changes for automatic referral and care coordination.
This module provides guidance on assessing the data you have available for establishing a baseline for the project and assists with identifying and addressing gaps in data necessary to support the project.
This module provides direction on designing and implementing an automatic referral system.
This module gives guidance on assessing the status of current care coordination activities and provides guidance on redesigning care coordination processes to make them more effective.
This module offers assistance and advice on common challenges faced with implementing an automatic referral system.
This module provides guidance on implementing changes to enhance care coordination efforts.
This module explores techniques and strategies for engaging CR patients.
This module explores how a hybrid CR model can expand capacity and better support the needs of underrepresented populations.