ExpiresDecember 31, 2023
Format TypePerformance Improvement (PI)
CME Provider: Altarum
Description of CME Course
Healthy Hearts for Michigan, or HH4M, is a 12-month research study in partnership with Northwestern University. We aim to assess the capacity of Michigan’s rural primary care practices to adopt and sustain quality improvement strategies for treatment of hypertension and smoking, the leading risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The training covers using hiding in plain sight (HIPS) protocols to leverage EHR data for better identification and treatment of patients with hypertension; instructs care team members in proper blood pressure measurement techniques; helps practices implement a patient-centric Self-Measured Blood Pressure protocol, and offers you support with an Ask, Advise, Refer tobacco treatment protocol to help improve smoking cessation results in your patients.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part IV CME Activity (Portfolio Program Pathway)
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
• Use hiding in plain sight (HIPS) protocols to leverage EHR data for better identification and treatment of patients with hypertension and instruct team members on their role in this process.
• Instruct care team members in proper blood pressure measurement techniques and confirm adherence to a defined protocol via in-service trainings and/or other means.
• Implement a patient-centric SMBP protocol, engaging patients in the management of their blood pressure allowing for improved communication of treatment results and adjustment of therapy when appropriate.
• Implement an Ask, Advise, Refer tobacco treatment protocol, preferably via automated
(CCDA-based) mechanism allowing for better smoking cessation results and coordination of care.
Cardiovascular, Hypertension, Performance Improvement, Teamwork, Patient-clinician communication
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice