Paul A. Heidenreich
Paul Heidenreich is an associate professor of medicine (cardiovascular) and an associate professor by courtesy of Health Research and Policy, both at the Veterens Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System, as well as a CHP/PCOR fellow. He also directs VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) in Chronic Heart Failure and the Echocardiography Laboratory at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research focuses on interventions to improve the quality of care for heart disease patients; the use of echocardiography to predict prognosis; the cost-effectiveness of new cardiovascular technologies; and outcomes research using existing clinical and administrative data. He is currently examining the cost-effectiveness of different treatments for hypertension and different screening strategies to prevent heart failure, as well as hospital and physician predictors of quality of heart failure and heart attack care in the VA and Medicare systems. He is also evaluating a physician reminder intervention to improve heart failure care at the VA.