New Levels of Excellence in Cardiovascular Care
Exceptional Healthcare Consulting & Management Services
For hospitals and medical centers looking to enhance their cardiovascular programs, Columbia HeartSource is the solution. At Columbia HeartSource, we offer our clients a full suite of customized, comprehensive services provided by the knowledgeable and experienced personnel from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Whether it’s building a new cardiac service from the ground up or assessing existing programs for areas of enhancement and expansion, our goal is to support our affiliates to succeed and grow in an ever-evolving healthcare environment by helping them provide the highest level of patient care while navigating quality-focused reimbursement requirements. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
- Program Development and Innovation: Optimize your cardiac program with improved efficiency in a wide variety of areas such as work flows, protocols, or clinical pathways or build a new cardiac program into a successful cardiac service.
- Clinical Quality Improvement: Assess your current environment and identify areas of quality improvement, program growth, physician practice development, and hospital financial enhancement.
- Collaboration and Education: Access a full schedule of educational events that foster peer discussion and collaboration for continued growth.
A Letter From Our Chairs
We would like to introduce you to Columbia HeartSource, a management service organization established by physician leadership at Columbia University in 1997. Since inception, HeartSource has worked with more than 35 hospitals of varying sizes to establish cardiovascular centers of excellence. Our team is comprised of senior healthcare providers, administrators, and professionals whose expertise in evaluating and implementing quality improvement programs is second to none with demonstrated patient and quality outcome improvement.
In today’s aggressive healthcare environment, Columbia has taken a proactive approach to creating successful integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to treat cardiovascular disease. HeartSource affiliate members have the advantage of staying ahead of the curve in adopting these models. Our affiliates have and continue to benefit from our knowledge and experience and are successfully building their own programs, whereas others across the nation are declining in the current competitive environment of cardiac and cardiac surgical programs.
Columbia HeartSource has exhibited success in building programs from the ground up, saving programs at risk of closing, and enhancing existing programs needing support to expand into areas where they had little or no program development. We provide a full spectrum of program evaluation, implementation, faculty recruitment when necessary, and ongoing support. We offer a robust real-time database that is capable of reporting directly to agencies, such as the ACC-NCDR and STS, as well as provide information for physicians and administrators looking to monitor day-to-day operations and clinical quality. Our database is customizable to meet the specific needs of affiliated hospitals and is supported by clinicians who have expertise in data collection, as well as clinical medicine – marrying the two most important aspects of outcomes measurement.
Columbia HeartSource prides itself in building and maintaining relationships with hospitals looking to enhance their own programs. Our primary mission is to collaborate with our clients, supporting them as they confront the challenges of the ever-evolving healthcare environment. Accessing research opportunities, physician education, and innovative therapies enable our affiliates to provide the highest level of patient-centered care while navigating quality-focused reimbursement requirements.
Allan Schwartz, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Physician-In-Chief, Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Seymour Milstein and Harold Ames Hatch Professor of Clinical Medicine
Craig R. Smith, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor
Valentine Mott Professor of Surgery
HeartSource is a joint effort of the cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Contact us to learn more about what HeartSource can do for your program.