Developing a "Hub and Satellite" Heart Failure Provider's Network: A New Model of Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Providers Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01246050|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Heart Failure||Other: 3 days of training in HF management Other: Access to clinical pharmacist services Other: Quarterly analysis of physician compliance||Not Applicable|
Congestive heart failure (HF) is a major public health problem. There is a pressing need to improve treatment of HF, but lifesaving therapies remain underused in clinical practice. We proposed a novel, potentially cost-effective model of community-based, multidisciplinary, collaborative HF care - the "Hub and Satellite" Heart Failure Providers Network. Primary care providers trained in HF management would provide improved care to their clinic patients with HF in "satellite" clinics, supported by the Regional HF Center "hub".
- To establish and demonstrate the feasibility of the "Hub and Satellite" Heart Failure Providers Network
- To obtain data examining clinical effectiveness and barriers
Volunteer community-based primary care providers underwent 3 days of HF management training at the regional HF center (Nashville), consisting of 21 hours of lectures, briefings, teaching sessions and case presentations. Multiple choice testing and a survey interview were completed at the beginning and end of training. Exclusive access was given to the services of a clinical pharmacist to titrate HF medications to clinical guideline-recommended doses.
Providers received updates on advances in HF management. A confidential feedback report on their performance was given to HF providers. Formative evaluation was performed through pre-educational and 4 subsequent telephone interviews with HF providers.
DSS data was used to identify patients with systolic HF (ejection fraction<40%) cared for by the HF providers; systolic HF patients in the same clinics cared for by non-HF trained providers were randomly selected as controls. Data on the care received over the one year period of follow-up was collected from DSS data and the computerized patient record system (CPRS).
One year of study follow-up has been completed. Primary data analysis is continuing. Work done to date has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of implementing a "Hub and Satellite" HF Providers network, including high provider satisfaction.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||7 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Developing a Hub and Satellite Heart Failure Providers Network|
|Study Start Date :||May 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2011|
Active Comparator: Arm 1
CBOC Providers who have received HF Training
Other: 3 days of training in HF management
HF training includes didactic lectures, case discussions and interactive symposia, course materials including teaching material, textbooks, copies of HF clinical guidelines and patient education material for distribution, participation in HF Clinics and Inpatient Heart Failure Rounds.
Other: Access to clinical pharmacist services
Including medication and disease teaching, adjustment and uptitration
Other: Quarterly analysis of physician compliance
Individualized confidential, non-punitive feedback to providers from a set of prespecified core HF performance measures.
No Intervention: Arm 2
CBOC Providers in the same CBOC who have not received HF Training
- Assess the performance of community-based Heart Failure Providers using a prespecified set of performance measures [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- validate the concept of the "hub & satellite" HF Providers network and show its effectiveness in improving HF care. [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01246050
|United States, Tennessee|
|Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Nashville Campus, Nashville, TN|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212-2637|
|Principal Investigator:||Henry H Ooi, MD||VA Office of Research and Development|