American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Program Expands Globally

American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Program Expands GloballyEvidence-based program looks to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for hospitals around the world

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is launching its acclaimed Get With The Guidelines® in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first country outside the United States to implement this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. This AHA/ASA program will benefit patients by providing public and private hospitals quality improvement professional consultation, workshops and guideline-based webinars at all stages of implementation.

First launched in the US in 2002, Get With The Guidelines is an evidence-based, in-hospital continuous quality improvement process designed to improve treatment and prevent future cardiovascular and stroke events through consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines.

While variations of the program are currently benefiting thousands of patients in 160 hospitals across China and Brazil, the launch in the UAE – supported by the Emirates Cardiac Society – is the first time the Get With The Guidelines subscription program, is available outside North America. To date, more than 2,000 hospitals in the US have implemented at least one module, benefitting more than 6 million patients.

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