Using Big Data to Conduct Innovative Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
- Lipid management (such as screening, vascular risk assessments and the use of statin therapy) is sub-optimal in Ontario, Canada. However, dyslipidemia is an important risk factor for heart disease, and can be addressed with proper screening and treatment.
- The purpose of this project is to use implementation science to promote the uptake of lipid management activities (i.e., screening, risk assessment, statin initiation, and adherence) in high-risk health regions in Ontario.
- A formative evaluation to assess the barriers and facilitators to the practice change from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. We will use the results to select implementa- tion strategies and help develop an implementation plan.
- A patient panel to gain patient insights on how they prioritize cholesterol outcomes and their feed- back on selected.
Based on the formative evaluation, we identified certain implementation interventions that may be con- sidered for improving the uptake of lipid management activities:
- Mass media
- Distribute educational materials
- Intervene with patients to enhance uptake and adherence
- Identify and prepare champions
- Build upon a learning collaborative
Who is this done for? Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research
Category : TIES Projects
Date : 22 Nov 2019