Stroke Systems of Care
The mission of SEQIP is to advance acute stroke care management and reduce stroke disparities in Kentucky by:
- Establishing a network of professionals that will encourage and support collaboration among stroke care providers in Kentucky.
- Providing opportunities to share information and resources related to stroke program development and proficiency across the continuum of care in Kentucky.
- Promoting quality, improving outcomes and standardization of acute stroke care through collegiality and use of evidence-based practice guidelines.
- Collaborating on stroke related research throughout Kentucky.
SEQIP was created in 2009 as a statewide voluntary stroke quality improvement initiative of the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force – Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Delivery Systems Subcommittee and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). SEQIP initiated a voluntary participation in a stroke registry for hospitals, the first in Kentucky. SEQIP has grown from 16 hospitals in 2009 to 40 hospitals in 2020.
Since its inception, SEQIP has grown to include representatives from all certified stroke centers in the state, as well as hospitals seeking certification and other individuals and organizations with an interest in improving stroke care. Participation in SEQIP is voluntary and open to all hospitals and stakeholders in Kentucky and surrounding areas. Membership does not require registry participation.
In 2012, Kentucky Statue KRS 211.575 became law and requires all certified stroke centers to report to the registry each case of stroke seen at their facility. Then annually, the Kentucky Department for Public Health provides a report of SEQIPs data and any related findings and recommendations to the Governor and to the Legislative Research Commission.
Participation in SEQIP is voluntary and open to all hospitals and stakeholders in Kentucky and surrounding areas. Membership does not require registry participation. Membership is free. If you are interested in improving stroke systems of care in The Commonwealth and surrounding states, we would love to have you as a member.
For More Information Or To Join, Contact: Abby.Loechler@heart.org or K.Moore@louisville.edu
Kari Moore, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
Director of Outreach and Community Scholarly Engagement
Department of Neurology, University of Louisville
Kari completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Western Kentucky University in 1997 and her MSN in 2015. Since 2000 she has worked with the University of Louisville Department of Neurology assisting in the development, growth, and ongoing certification of the Comprehensive Stroke Program.
Kari serves on the Department for Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Steering Committee and chairs the Kentucky Stroke Quality Improvement Project focused on statewide quality improvement for stroke systems of care.
She participates in nationally recognized stroke clinical trials and independent investigator initiated projects with her work presented at the International Stroke Conference and the American Academy of Neurology. Her clinical duties include serving as an acute stroke telemedicine provider, outpatient stroke and cerebrovascular disease clinics, and partnering with Family Health Centers Louisville to operate a Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Risk clinic focused on Blood Pressure Self-Management and lifestyle modification.