Topic: Mastering Hypertension to Achieve Heart Health
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).
This National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, focusing on “Mastering Hypertension to Achieve Heart Health,” reviewed the Million Hearts® priorities, resources, and high-impact practice-level changes that lead to improved blood pressure in patient panels. It also focused on strategies to improve medication adherence, partnerships between patients and their providers, and the role self-blood pressure monitoring plays in effective care, and the patient experience. Guest speakers included Judy Hannan (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Million Hearts®), Margaret Meador (National Association of Community Health Centers), and Dr. Lawrence Garber (Reliant Medical Group and previous Hypertension Control Champion). This National Learning & Action Network (LAN) session topic aligns with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to promote effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Hear from guest speaker Judy Hannan, Million Hearts® Senior Advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as she reviews the event details. Click on the below graphic to view the sneak peek.
- Select one or more evidence-based blood pressure management tools.
- Be able to identify and support high impact changes a physician practice can implement for improved identification and management of high blood pressure.
- Explain the role of self-measured blood pressure monitoring in effective care of hypertension.
- Describe effective practitioner-patient approaches to increasing medication adherence.
Meet the Speakers:
Cardiac Health Subject Matter Expert
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Million Hearts Senior Advisory
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Director, Clinical Integration
National Association of Community Health Centers
Dr. Lawrence Garber
Medical Director for Informatics
Reliant Medical Group