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Medavera identifies gaps in knowledge and care, methodically researches the subject matter, identifies the top experts to guide the content, and then utilizes a format that will provide the best learning opportunity. We are always looking for new teaching methods and technologies in order to offer stimulating and actionable medical education. Medical education must be meaningful to become applied to clinical practice. Great content, respected leaders, and interesting formats create successful interactions and learning.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8 PM EST

This accredited educational webinar presented by Drs. Nancy M. Albert and Beth T. Davidson, will focus on factors associated with early rehospitalization of patients with heart failure, specific interventions which reduce readmissions, and strategies to enhance post-discharge outcomes. The HEart Failure Discharge Initiative (HEFDI) is sponsoring the webinar funded by an educational grant from Alere, Inc. Participants will be introduced to HEFDI resources.

There is no charge for the program or certificate, but registration is required for the webinar, access to the slides, and CME assessment.

Registration and more information can be found at HEFDI.org/webinars.

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