Adapting the chronic care model to improve the quality of care for heart failure patients

The Foundation's program, Improving Chronic Illness Care, was designed to help health care organizations redesign care to improve the clinical and functional outcomes of patients with chronic illness. The program seeks to support research to increase understanding of the interventions and health system changes that favorably affect chronic illness outcomes.This project will use the Breakthrough Series collaborative approach to achieve sustained improvement in Oregon's heart failure treatment and patient outcomes by developing systems and tools that integrate the American College of Cardiology guidelines and performance assessment into cardiology and primary care physicians' daily work. The objectives are to increase heart failure quality indicator performances for cardiologists and primary care physicians, reduce morbidity and mortality rates for heart failure patients, encourage active patient participation in the self-management of heart failure, and develop effective systems to coordinate care between primary care physicians and cardiologists.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $99,964.00

Awarded on: 4/15/2002

Time frame: 4/15/2002 - 11/30/2003

Grant Number: 45434


Oregon Medical Professional Review Organization Inc.

2020 S.W. Fourth Avenue, Suite 520
Portland, 97201-4960


Ruth Medak
Project Director