Tammi Hudspeth, MSN

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Pulse Heart Institute

Speaker Sessions

Heart Failure Specialists Positively Impact Readmission Rates

Heart failure is associated with significant hospital admission rates, mortality, and costly readmissions.  Pulse Heart Institute identified it could reduce readmissions by standardizing care and improving timeliness of post-discharge follow up. HF specialists use an analytics application to identify patients at risk for readmission, providing early connection with a HF clinic or cardiologist. These actions have substantially reduced readmissions, improving quality of care.


  • 22% relative reduction in HF readmission rate.
  • 75% relative improvement in the number of patients referred to a HF clinic.
  • 78% relative improvement in order set utilization.


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