Heart of New Ulm Project featured at National Healthcare Analytics Summit

NEW ULM Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU), a 10-year project to reduce heart attacks in New Ulm, was featured this year at the Health Catalyst Annual Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A 20-minute documentary was premiered at the event, highlighting the importance of the project from a national healthcare perspective. New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) President Toby Freier was a keynote speaker at the event, outlining how analytics helped steer the project as well as providing vital outcome data.

HONU is a partnership between NUMC, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Allina Health and the community of New Ulm. Now in its seventh year, the project’s outcomes are being monitored and hailed nationwide. Locally, the project has made a significant shift to being supervised by a steering committee of community members. Community ownership of the project’s strategies and goals are crucial to continued success of the program, beyond the initial 10-year parameters.

The full documentary will be released to the public in late September. In advance of the Summit, Health Catalyst released a three-minute trailer that can be viewed at heartsbeatback.org or allinahealth.org/newulm.


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