HQO’s Heart Failure Care in the Community for Adults Quality Standard
The Heart Failure Care in the Community for Adults Quality Standard was released by Health Quality Ontario in February 2019. This quality standard includes 10 quality statements which address care for adults who have HF. It applies to community settings, including primary care, specialist care, home care, hospital outpatient clinics, and long-term care.
HQO’s Recommendations for Adoption
The Recommendations for Adoption is a document aimed at supporting local and system-wide level uptake of the Quality Standard. Developed through extensive review and consultation with experts, these recommendations highlight what can be done to help bridge the gap between practice and the Quality Standard.
HQO’s Getting Started Guide to Implement Quality Standards
The Getting Started Guide is a comprehensive process to help clinicians, administrators, and any others in the health care system, including patients and caregivers, use the Quality Standard.
HQO’s A Case for Improvement
A Case for Improvement is a slide deck of information to help communicate the rationale for the heart failure Quality Standard, and gain support for putting it into practice.
UOHI Self-Assessment on HQO Quality Statements
As part of the Integrating HF Care Initiative, the Ottawa Early Adopter Team created a self-assessment tool for teams to quickly and easily assess how they are performing against the 10 quality statements.