Program Overview

Our Mission

To increase the awareness and understanding of cardiac disease management by facilitating the sharing of information and experiences amongst the medical community.

 

Our Vision

To bring the healthcare community together to create an online destination for GPs to access specialty education and connect with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons across Australia to help improve the timely diagnosis and management of patients suffering from cardiac disease.

 

Background

Over recent decades there has been a rapid growth in medical innovation, giving rise to sub-specialty treatment options across many fields of medicine. While the growth of medical innovation has the potential to improve patient outcomes and the efficient use of healthcare resources, it has also added complexity to the referral pathway.

Referrers need to be up-to-date with the growing list of clinical guidelines, ever-advancing treatment options and who is doing what in the area of sub-specialist medicine, so they can connect with the specialists most suited to help manage their patient’s specific needs.

The Hope for Hearts program and the associated physician networking platform, www.healthcombined.com and education site www.medd.com.au were developed to make it easier for physicians to stay up to date, communicate and connect with medical colleagues, to find each other and share information that may help improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Hope For Hearts initially started as an Aortic Stenosis awareness program, however, due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the program, it will now expand to cover all major cardiac conditions, and include all cardiology sub-specialities and cardiac surgery.

 

Founding Sponsors

 

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring.  Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. 

To learn more go to www.edwards.com

 

Medical Advisory Panel

Hope For Hearts is committed to hosting accurate and objective medical information created by Australia’s leading specialists. A multi-disciplinary medical advisory panel oversees all content and resources to ensure the information is balanced and represents the clinical practice in the Austrian healthcare environment.

To find out more about our Medical Advisory Panel, please click here.

 

How can I be involved?

Collaboration across the medical community is at the core of Hope For Hearts. There are a range of ways in which we would love for Doctors, Hospitals, Practices, Industry Partners and Health Care Organisations to join our program and get involved. To find out more, please click here.

 

Patient disclaimer: All content on the Hope for Hearts site is created and published online for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Please see your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.