Cardiovascular Disease

Program Officer
Beth Ward-Smith - 8752 4933 | b.ward-smith@cesphn.com.au

Cardiovascular disease is a collective term for heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases, which includes:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD) including myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, revascularisation procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Non-haemorrhgic stroke
  • Peripheral arterial disease
Current Programs
Q Pulse

Q Pulse is an innovative Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) quality improvement project that assists general practices in identifying high-risk CVD patients, and provision of care as per best practice guidelines through use of an electronic decision support tool and quality data. Q Pulse also allows practices to review how they meet current targets for monitoring and prescription of recommended preventative care medications and lifestyle options. It utilises the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC) methodology and an electronic decision support tool, HealthTracker, to improve practice and patient outcomes by enhancing the quality of data in general practice.

Using the clinical audit suite CAT4, practices will be assisted in using medical record data to increase formal identification of at risk patients. Practices will then be able to review how they meet current targets for monitoring and prescription of recommended preventative care medications and lifestyle options.

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