Veterans Affairs Pharmacist Heart Failure Medication Titration Project 1

Trial ID or NCT#

NCT06099808

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

This is a randomized quality improvement project to evaluate the impact of an audit and feedback intervention to motivate pharmacists to provide heart failure (HF) medication management to patients in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Sierra Pacific region (VISN 21). The results of this project could provide guidance for how to successfully scale a pharmacist-based HF remote management program in the VHA more broadly. Pharmacists providing clinical care as part of Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) within VHA VISN 21 will be included. Pharmacists will be randomized to one of 3 arms in a 1:1:2 ratio: (1) monthly audit and feedback of HF medication titration activities (AF) vs. (2) educational resources and monthly notification of HF medication titration actions in addition to a list of potential patients for HF optimization (AF+) vs. (3) usual care without audit and feedback (UC). Pharmacists across all three arms will be given access to shared educational resources on HF pharmacist care and educational webinars. Six months after the intervention, rates of pharmacist HF medication titration encounters will be compared among the 3 groups.

Official Title

Randomized Evaluation of Audit and Feedback Intervention to Promote Pharmacist Heart Failure Medication Titration in Veterans Affairs Sierra Pacific Network

Eligibility Criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Clinical pharmacists in the Veterans Health Administration that provide Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) care in VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Excluded per pharmacist supervisor decision

Investigator(s)

Paul Heidenreich, MD
Cardiologist
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

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Contact

Alexander T Sandhu, MD, MS
650-723-4000