Research and Professional Experience

Ms. Rasmusson has 16 years of quality improvement and clinical research experience. She has been actively involved with improving heart failure patient education and processes of care for the Intermountain system.

As a researcher, she helped lead the development of a peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) registry and is a co-investigator involved with PPCM research.

She studied simulation during her doctoral work and has just completed a trial using simulation scenarios to educate hospitalized patients with heart failure. She has a funded project to pilot simulation education in heart failure patients after hospital discharge.

Ms. Rasmusson has also completed research looking into heart failure readmissions and is co-author on the use of Intermountain's risk score and care process pathway.

Current Research Projects

  • PPCM Registry: The PPCM Registry is maintained to document and report on clinical outcomes in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
  • HFSimEd: This study compares the effectiveness of using self-care practice at the hospital simulation center versus virtual technology in patients’ homes to engage patients in necessary self-care in living with heart failure.
  • Promoting Patient-Centered Care through a Heart Failure Simulation: This study is testing the effectiveness of simulation to educate heart failure patients in the hospital.