Quality and Population Health

Epic Best Practice Advisory (BPA) Pop-up for Heart Failure Patients

For patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), a new pop-up BPA (screenshot below) will go into effect on Monday, December 23, to help remind providers to order the following guideline-based heart failure medications:

  • Beta-blocker
  • Ace-inhibitor or an alternative including ARB, ARNI, or Hydralazine plus nitrate
  • Spironolactone
  • Diuretic

The CHF BPA will appear on day 3 of hospitalization if the patient has a history of acute or chronic systolic CHF, EF<40%, or BNP>400 but is not receiving the above medications. Also, as a reminder, please specify acute or chronic, systolic or diastolic CHF and add the specific diagnosis to the Problem List to ensure accurate documentation of the patient’s condition.

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