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Cardiac ABCs

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atom Alliance provides technical assistance to help providers and practitioners develop strategies for reaching and educating patients to prevent heart attacks and strokes:

  • Appropriate Aspirin Therapy for those who need it
  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Smoking Cessation

For example, technical assistance for blood pressure control may include:

  • Promoting team-based care to evaluate high blood pressure including (a) lifestyle, risk factor, and concomitant disorder assessment that may affect prognosis and/or treatment; (b) identifying the cause of high blood pressure; and (c) assessing the presence or absence of other organ damage and cardiovascular disease.
  • Using medication to reduce the complications of hypertension.
  • Ensuring appropriate care management occurs including follow-up medical appointments and medication adjustments as needed until BP reaches treatment goals as outlined by the guidelines.
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National Quality Strategy Toolkit
National Quality Strategy Toolkit

Preview: National Quality Strategy Toolkit
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1.95 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Lever Fact Sheet

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304.38 KB | Last Updated: August 21, 2015

National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet
National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet

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atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Smoking Cessation
atom Alliance Pinterest Board: Cardiac Health
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014

Preview: QIO Program Progress Infographic 2011-2014
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1.68 MB | Last Updated: February 5, 2015

CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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Home Health Agencies

Discover best practices for preventing heart attacks & strokes and access the Cardiovascular Data Registry to track progress.
 

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Cardiac PQRS Measures

Leverage your EHR’s clinical decision support, registry functions and patient reminders. Standardize blood pressure and smoking related data elements.
 

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Learning and Action Network

Participate in meetings and teleconferences to discuss and spread successful interventions. Share your expertise and learn best practices from your peers.

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