Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Reduction of 30-Day Readmission Rates for Heart Failure: Is it Possible?

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 02, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FAHA
Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Associate Chief for Academic Affairs

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, a heart failure and cardiac transplantation expert, serves as an advisor/consultant to the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health and their section of Epidemiology. She is internationally recognized for her research in rehabilitation and quality improvement of heart failure patients, and is the author of over 85 print publications and a world-renowned speaker on this subject.

Dr. Piña is a recurrent presenter/speaker at multiple venues in South America and Europe. She is a member of the GWTG Scientific Committee and Heart Failure workgroup, a national spokesperson for Go Red for Women, and served on the writing committee of the new American Heart Association Guidelines for the Prevention of Heart Disease in Women. She represents the American Heart Association at the Electronic Health Initiative (eHi) and on the Stakeholder Committee of AHRQ. Currently she is the Advocacy Ambassador for the Quality and Outcomes Council of the AHA. Dr. Piña has been an American Heart Association volunteer since 1982 when she completed her cardiology fellowship and will become the Vice Chair of the Clinical Cardiology Council this July. 

Dr. Piña joined the Einstein/Montefiore faculty as Associate Chair of Cardiology for Academic Affairs and Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health in July 2011. In 2009, she completed a VA Quality Fellowship Program at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center and in January 2010 she earned her Master's in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University.  In 1999, she joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio as Professor of Medicine and became the Director of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the data on 30-day readmissions as measured by CMS
  • Determine if there are initiatives that could impact readmissions rates
  • Review the reasons for readmissions

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Cardiology (Department of Medicine)

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