Activity

Activity ID

8401

Expires

December 31, 2022

Format Type

Performance Improvement

CME Credit

20

Fee

$0

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.

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Educational Objectives

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.

Keywords

Cardiovascular, Hypertension, Performance Improvement, Teamwork, Patient-clinician communication

Competencies

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

Practice Setting

Outpatient

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