Quality Improvement

doctors analyzing a laptopOur nation’s healthcare systems represent the front line in the fight to stop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Know Diabetes by Heart initiative will support quality improvement efforts by engaging directly with hospitals and outpatient clinics to provide long-term support to their teams of professionals as they redesign healthcare to better serve patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Using Data to Drive Change

Using data effectively is critical to improve care quality. As technology continues to advance, our ability to generate data evolves at a rapid pace. However, many healthcare organizations struggle to access, analyze and meaningfully use their data to inform and drive change.

AHA’s Get With the Guidelines® programs1 and ADA’s Diabetes INSIDE® initiative1 are designed to help healthcare organizations better apply clinical guidelines and use their data to continually measure and monitor care processes over time, and to use these insights to inform constant and deliberate change to improve the lives of the patients they serve.


Upcoming Webinar

Announcing Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Join us for a special live webinar introducing a new Honor Roll recognition opportunity for Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure and Stroke participants.

Our distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Nancy Albert, a member of the American Heart Association Heart Failure Systems of Care Advisory Group, will present relevant science related to CVD and Type 2 Diabetes and detail this exciting new honor roll opportunity.

Please register today

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Dr. Nancy Albert


Archived Webinar

Introducing Know Diabetes by Heart™: A Spotlight on Type 2 Diabetes and Get With The Guidelines®

As part of the new Know Diabetes by Heart initiative, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, Co-Chief of the Division of Cardiology at UCLA, announced our Get With the Guidelines® efforts1 to better treat patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) admitted for an acute cardiovascular event.

Register to view the previously recorded event.
Event Password: knowdiabetesbyheart
Slides are available for download within the recorded event under the blue “files” button.

Photo of Dr. Gregg Fonarow

Dr. Gregg Fonarow


1 AHA’s Get With the Guidelines® and ADA’s Diabetes INSIDE® initiative are developed independently from Know Diabetes by Heart and are not intended to endorse or promote the use of any specific medications, supplies or medical devices.