Decision-Making Pathway for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

Project: SFRN


  • Paul Wang (CD)


Decision-Making Pathway for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke PreventionThe Specific Goalsfor the Center are 1) to use a Patient-Centered Process to create an Innovative Shared Decision Making Pathway for Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, which is the Grant's ultimate endproduct: 2) to maximize collaboration among the DECIDE sites and AHA SFRN Centers; 3) to engage Non-patient stakeholders to maximize the likelihood of implementation.All aspects of the grant will be Patient Centered. The development of all of the tools and surveys will be developed directly from patient input and preferences. The Administrative CenterStructure specifically gives patient committee members the majority presence and vote including the Executive Committee to whom the Center Director and the Project Principal Investigator report. Vulnerable populations, which are overrepresented in the DECIDE sites, will be a specific focus of the Center and the grant. We have combined all of the phases into a single Project because the need for seamless connections between the Project Phases so that there is only 1 Project in this grant application. We will ensure that thefinal product reflects the input, needs, and preferences of patients. Byasking patients and surveying them toidentify and address key barriers to decision making, we will ensure that patients willbe fully engaged and the patient-centered approach will succeed. The Center Director will engage the diverse non-patient stakeholders to maximize the likelihood of implementationbut non-patient stakeholders will not influence content priorities. Our Center is completely committed to creating a rich collaborative environment through this DECIDE grant:1)We will support and create collaboration among investigators at the various institutions represented as part of the DECIDE centerand between the DECIDE Center and the AHA SFRN Centers; 2)We will support collaboration with other organizations and institutions outside the DECIDE or AHA SFRN Centers.3) We willcreate a collaborative environment in which all of the AHA Strategically Focused Networksmay share their work;4) We are committed to the interdisciplinary training of fellows at the DECIDE Center and the AHA SFRN Centers.Project: Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD ' Project Title: Decision-Making Pathway for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention
Award amount$2,767,113.00
Award date07/01/2018
Program typeStrategically Focused Research Network
Award ID18SFRN34120036
Effective start/end date07/01/201806/30/2022