Title

HRS Clinical Document Development Methodology Manual and Policies: Executive summary.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2017

Publication Title

Heart Rhythm

ISSN

1556-3871

Abstract

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has been developing clinical practice documents in collaboration and partnership with other professional medical societies since 1996. The HRS formed a Scientific and Clinical Documents Committee (SCDC) with the sole purpose of managing the development of these documents from conception through publication. The SCDC oversees the process for developing clinical practice documents, with input and approval from the HRS Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees. As of May 2017, the HRS has produced more than 80 publications with other professional organizations. This process manual is produced to publicly and transparently declare the standards by which the HRS develops clinical practice documents, which include clinical practice guidelines, expert consensus statements, scientific statements, clinical competency statements, task force policy statements, and proceedings statements. The foundation for this process is informed by the Institute of Medicine's standards for developing trustworthy clinical practice guidelines; the new criteria from the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, effective June 2014; SCDC member discussions; and a review of guideline policies and methodologies used by other professional organizations.

Medical Subject Headings

Arrhythmias, Cardiac; Cardiology; Consensus; Humans; Policy Making; Societies, Medical; United States

Volume

14

Issue

10

First Page

495

Last Page

495

PubMed ID

28965612

DOI

10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.06.039

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