CHSPR Webinar | Heart Failure – a Data and Systems Perspective

Dr. Nathaniel Hawkins

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
12-1 pm PST

Heart failure is a complex multimorbid disease and neglected public health crisis in BC. Disease prevalence has doubled in 15 years, survival remains worse than most cancers, patients suffer incapacitating symptoms and frequent hospitalizations, all while healthcare costs exceed a billion dollars. Transformative advances in heart failure management, phenotyping and personalized approaches to care have failed to translate into clinical practice. The Canadian health care system must evolve to address this complexity, or opportunities to improve care will inevitably be missed. We will consider the challenges of heart failure from a health system perspective, and discuss the role of audit, registries, electronic health records, incentives, and health care policy. Finally, we will consider the emerging data driven approaches to improving heart failure care in BC.

Nathaniel Hawkins is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, a Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, and holder of the Dr. Charles Kerr Distinguished Scholar in Heart Rhythm Management. His research is focused on improving quality of life and outcomes for patients with heart failure, by addressing comorbidities, using implantable and external devices, remote monitoring, and improving systems of care.

This seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Please contact Joyce ( for the link.