"We never would have found this problem without AF4Q"
The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) has found a disparity with their Hispanic heart failure patients, much to their amazement. Over 40 percent of residents in Albuquerque, NM are Hispanic in a state that has the highest proportion in the country. As one of the major hospitals that serves the region, UNMH understands the community. But despite previous efforts to collect data, it was not until the hospital's participation in the AF4Q Hospital Quality Network Reducing Readmissions and Improving Language Services programs that problem became more clear. As a result of, UNMH is exploring programs and interventions that aim to improve cardiac care for their Hispanic patients - and in turn, improve care for all.