Delivering Integrated Care Management
The IHTC pharmacy and healthcare professionals interact on a daily basis at our center to maximize coordination and quality of care. Our pharmacists and physicians are on call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The IHTC pharmacy and healthcare professionals effectively coordinate ongoing care by proactively communicating with our patients to manage clotting factor needs, therapy compliance, and bleeding episodes.
The IHTC was established in 1998 by Amy D. Shapiro, M.D., the center’s co-medical director and pediatric hematologist, and Anne Greist, M.D., co-medical director and adult hematologist. The center is located at the St. Vincent Hospital campus in Indianapolis, Ind. Patient care, research and education are the focus of the center. Yet at the heart of all we do is patient care, as our mission statement indicates:
The Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive healthcare services to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, and to their families.
In our web site’s pages you will learn about the comprehensive model of care hemophilia centers throughout the country pride themselves on delivering to their special patient population, and how we go about this at the IHTC.
The IHTC is Indiana’s only federally recognized comprehensive hemophilia treatment center, a member of a national network of nearly 150 centers.
This is a critical distinction. A comprehensive center provides a scope of services that has been well described by the National Hemophilia Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Office of Maternal and Child Health. A federally recognized comprehensive center has a hematologist and program staff members dedicated to the care of patients with hemophilia. The comprehensive center’s hematologist(s) and staff must spend a significant amount of time – more than 50 percent – specifically caring for hemophilia patients. The IHTC’s integrated, focused approach results in the best care and lowest morbidity and mortality possible for patients. Significantly, the IHTC does not just minimally meet the federal requirements for comprehensive care status – we exceed them.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the IHTC web site. It is our intention that you come away with a good understanding about our unique healthcare model, the diseases we treat and the patients and families we serve. Please contact us with any questions you might have. And thank you for your interest in the work of the IHTC.