Monday, August 4, 2014

Million Hearts in Colorado: Your Clinic Innovation Could Win Dollars; Webinar on August 5

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is looking for practices like yours that have used clinical decision support to implement successful evidence-based blood pressure treatment protocols. ONC will then further reward organizations that can spread these tools for use by the most providers.
To find out more or participate in this exciting challenge, visit Challenge.gov. In addition, ONC will be hosting an informational webinar on August 5 at 3:00 pm Eastern – you can learn more and register at  http://bit.ly/1jgNBEK 
The goal of the EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge is to gather specific descriptions of health IT tools and approaches used by individual practices to implement an evidence-based blood pressure (BP) treatment protocol that has led to improvement in practice-wide blood pressure control and identify models for quickly and widely spreading these to other practices. A comprehensive clinical decision support (CDS) approach supports these five protocol elements. 

  • 1. Blood pressure measurement/recording
  • 2. Blood pressure follow-up
  • 3. Initiation and titration of medications
  • 4. Patient engagement
  • 5. Workup/referral for poor control

Clinical decision support and health information technology are key elements of thMillion Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.  Colorado participates in this initiative and you can too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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