Defragmenting Heart Failure Care: Medical Records Integration

Thomas F. Byrd*, Faraz S. Ahmad, David M. Liebovitz, Abel N. Kho

*Corresponding author for this work

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Heart failure management requires intensive care coordination. Guideline-directed medical therapies have been shown to save lives but are practically challenging to implement because of the fragmented care that heart failure patients experience. Electronic health record adoption has transformed the collection and storage of clinical data, but accessing these data often remains prohibitively difficult. Current legislation aims to increase the interoperability of software systems so that providers and patients can easily access the clinical information they desire. Novel heart failure devices and technologies leverage patient-generated data to manage heart failure patients, whereas new data standards make it possible for this information to guide clinical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-477
Number of pages11
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Data
  • EHR
  • Electronic health record
  • Fragmented
  • Informatics
  • Interoperability
  • ONC
  • Regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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