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***Six Additional East Texas Medical Center Hospitals Certified as SHAPE Centers of Excellence*** – Read more…

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SHAPE EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM/ACCREDITATION The International SHAPE Accreditation program guides cardiovascular health providers to develop clinical partnerships with their referring physicians, optimize data collection and analysis of patient test results, and improve the identification of appropriately indicated patients for testing. These attributes, coupled with the comprehensive and “turn-key” SHAPE Early Detection Program, serve to differentiate SHAPE sites as superior local and regional early detection/heart attack prevention providers. A majority (99%) of hospitals doing CAC or CIMT use direct consumer marketing to connect with potentially at-risk patients. The Centers of Excellence Program uses a guideline based and scientifically validated approach for referring patients for the early detection of asymptomatic CAD. Our turn-key early detection program teaches the hospital how to partner with their referring physicians in order to increase and sustain a larger number of patient referrals. Our on-site training is conducted over a period of 3 days when Centers of Excellence Executive Director Dr. Jeff Fine meets directly with your staff. Learn more about the program components below.

Training is focused on how to increase appropriate utilization of coronary artery calcium scoring or carotid IMT through appropriate patient selection by referring physicians. Secondary goals of the program include standardization of image acquisition, reporting, and patient management, national and local site recognition, the development of a Centers of Excellence Network, CAD prevention data acquisition and benchmarking, and reimbursement when available.

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Program Components

> Onsite training of physician leadership
> Onsite training of medical education team
> Onsite training of administrators
> Custom CAC educational material
1. Cardiology/Radiology

2. Primary care

3. Self-Insured employer
4. Community
5. OB/GYN >

> Program marketing materials
> Physician reference materials
> Comprehensive CAC Physician Resource Manuals

1. Cardiology
2. Primary Care
3. Radiology

> Economic impact analysis/projections
> Ongoing performance monitoring

 

The importance of PREVENTATIVE heart care

As an Accredited Center Of Excellence, we train you to work with primary care providers and area employers to better identify at-risk patients for referral to our specialized early detection program. Click above to learn more about the high rate of asymptomatic patients whose underlying conditions go undetected. Learn about the gaps in the healthcare system that prevent this detection.

SHAPE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ACCREDITATION

The International SHAPE Accreditation Program guides cardiovascular health providers to develop clinical partnerships with their referring physicians, optimize data collection and analysis of patient test results, and improve the identification of appropriately indicated patients for testing. These attributes, coupled with the comprehensive and “turn-key” SHAPE Early Detection Program, serve to differentiate SHAPE sites as superior local and regional early detection/heart attack prevention providers

Over 2 years of data shows proven results

There are currently 60 Accredited Centers of Excellence worldwide including hospitals, clinics, and imaging centers. Over the past two years, these accredited sites have saved over three-thousand lives and detected asymptomatic disease in over fifty-thousand people. Each internationally accredited site averages eight Cardiovascular Screening patient referrals per day, outpacing the national average of only one referral daily at non-SHAPE sites. Each SHAPE site earned an annual average $794,560 of cardiovascular services revenue from diagnosis and treatment of newly identified cardiovascular disease patients.

Hear from the worldwide network

The SHAPE Centers Of Excellence Early Detection Program closes the knowledge gap between medical providers, employers, and the community and heart health providers, giving at-risk patients better access to life-saving preventive care. Over 60 facilities worldwide have implemented this internationally recognized program. Read their stories here.

Gain access to:

On Site Training and Program Implementation On-site training for physician leadership, medical education team, and administrators:

  • CAC reading and results
  • CAC timeline
  • Operations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Scheduling and supplies

Early Detection Program Materials Receive custom CAC educational materials for Cardiology/Radiology departments, primary care providers, self-insured employers, community, OB/GYN Receive comprehensive CAC Physician Resource Manuals and template department forms for for primary care, cardiology, and radiology Receive program marketing materials. Sustainable Business model Methods for economic impact analysis/projections Quarterly performance monitoring (clinical and economic performance) Increased appropriate patient volumes Standardized performance and outcomes Reimbursement when available. Recognition as part of a growing network of heart health pioneers International and local program recognition Network access to other SHAPE Accredited Sites Standardized Performance Benchmarking Quarterly internal and National benchmarking

  • Program development

  • Patient selection

  • Referral patterns

  • Patient outcomes

  • Economic impact

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HEAR FROM THE WORLDWIDE NETWORK

The SHAPE Centers Of Excellence Early Detection Program closes the knowledge gap between medical providers, employers, and the community and heart health providers, giving at-risk patients better access to life-saving preventive care. Over 60 facilities worldwide have implemented this internationally recognized program.

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