The AF Association have announced their "Healthcare Pioneers 2018" at the Arrhythmia Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the International Heart Rhythm Congress.
Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, AF Association on congratulating the 2018 Award winners stated, “The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Award, is presented to examples of truly innovative best practice covering identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), which we summarise as detect, protect, correct and perfect. Each year we share the published Healthcare Pioneers report with commissioners across the NHS urging them to use these case studies as a benchmark to drive improvement in processes and patient pathways for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of AF patients.”
“This year we had an exceptional number of entries, the highest number we have ever received and all were of an excellent standard, demonstrating tremendous innovation to improve the lives of AF patients. We thank everyone who entered, and especially commend those chosen as this year’s Healthcare Pioneers Award winners,” she added.
One of the projects to receive recognition was an innovative pilot project to implement and evaluate practical use of genotype-guided dosing of Warfarin for atrial fibrillation to improve anti-coagulation control.
Read about this project and the other worthy winners - click here to see the full report.