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  1. Do You Measure Blood Pressure?
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    Instructions for Self-Assessment: The self-assessment can be completed by anyone on the healthcare team – or by multiple people on the team. It will only take a few minutes to complete. As you are responding to the questions, make sure you are thinking about how everyone on your team operates. Marking “yes” would indicate an element is 100 percent in place – everyone on the team participates every time blood pressure is measured.

    Once you have completed the self-assessment, there is an action plan template at the end of the assessment document if you have identified any areas for improvement. You can work with your clinic team to prioritize improvement and develop a plan for action. This site contains several helpful tools for improving blood pressure measurement.

    You can download a copy of this checklist here.

    In addition, your clinic can be recognized with an award as one of the champion clinics in Utah for blood pressure measurement and hypertension control. The Utah Million Hearts Coalition wants to acknowledges the efforts and commitment clinics have made to meet the highest standards of clinical blood pressure control or substantial improvement in control rates. The award is based off this assessment and is tiered from Bronze to Platinum with the opportunity to improve each year. The application for the Excellence in Blood Pressure Control Award can be submitted between Feb 1st, 2016 and April 1st, 2016. We plan to announce award recipients on June 1st, 2016.

    Please click here to apply for this award.

  3. Accuracy of Blood Pressure Readings
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  5. Resources

    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    1 (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), British Hypertension Society (BHS), International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH-IP)).

    2 Boonyasai T. An Evidence-based Approach to Achieving Optimal Control [PowerPoint slides]. IHO:BP, Prototyping a framework to support practices, people and communities in their efforts to improve hypertension control. Sponsored by the American Medical Association. Learning Event No.1; October 2013.- materials will be available at the end of 2014.

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    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    2 Boonyasai T. An Evidence-based Approach to Achieving Optimal Control [PowerPoint slides]. IHO:BP, Prototyping a framework to support practices, people and communities in their efforts to improve hypertension control. Sponsored by the American Medical Association. Learning Event No.1; October 2013.- materials will be available at the end of 2014.
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  9. Resources

    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

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    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

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  13. Resources

    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

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    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

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    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

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  20. Resources

    Visit the Accuracy of Blood Pressure resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    2 Boonyasai T. An Evidence-based Approach to Achieving Optimal Control [PowerPoint slides]. IHO:BP, Prototyping a framework to support practices, people and communities in their efforts to improve hypertension control. Sponsored by the American Medical Association. Learning Event No.1; October 2013.- materials will be available at the end of 2014.

  21. Office Policies and Procedures
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  23. Resources

    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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  27. Resources

    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

    7 Tashjian C. Making meaningful use of meaningful use: combining medicine and technology to improve quality and transform healthcare [PowerPoint slides]. Vital Signs Town Hall; September 4, 2012.

    8 Chodosh J, Morton S, Walter M, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Hilton L, et al. Meta-analysis: chronic disease self-management programs for older adults. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(6):427–38.

    9 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Public Health Practitioners. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2013.

    11 McClellan W, Hall D, Brogan D, Miles C, Wilber J. Continuity of care in hypertension: an important correlate of blood pressure control among aware hypertensives. Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(3):525–8.

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    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    4 Jaffe M, Lee G, Young J, Sidney S, Go A. Improved blood pressure control associated with a large-scale hypertension program. JAMA. 2013;310(7):699–705.

    5 Gullion D, Tschann J, Adamson E, Coates T. Management of hypertension in private practice: a randomized controlled trial in continuing medical education. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 1988;4(8):239–55.

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    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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    Visit the Office Policies and Procedures resource page for tools and best practices.

    Footnotes

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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  35. Documentation, Alerts, EHR
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  37. Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

    10 Burke W, Nelson K, Caulin-Glaser T, Snow R. Use of hypertension registry to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular events caused by metabolic syndrome. Ost Fam Phys. 2010;2(10):124–30.

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    7 Tashjian C. Making meaningful use of meaningful use: combining medicine and technology to improve quality and transform healthcare [PowerPoint slides]. Vital Signs Town Hall; September 4, 2012.

    12 Roumie CL, Elasy TA, Greevy R, Griffin MR, Liu X, Stone WJ, et al. Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(3):165–75.

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    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

    10 Burke W, Nelson K, Caulin-Glaser T, Snow R. Use of hypertension registry to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular events caused by metabolic syndrome. Ost Fam Phys. 2010;2(10):124–30.

    11 McClellan W, Hall D, Brogan D, Miles C, Wilber J. Continuity of care in hypertension: an important correlate of blood pressure control among aware hypertensives. Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(3):525–8.

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  43. Resources

    EHR Cardiac Measures Report Guide

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

    10 Burke W, Nelson K, Caulin-Glaser T, Snow R. Use of hypertension registry to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular events caused by metabolic syndrome. Ost Fam Phys. 2010;2(10):124–30.

    11 McClellan W, Hall D, Brogan D, Miles C, Wilber J. Continuity of care in hypertension: an important correlate of blood pressure control among aware hypertensives. Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(3):525–8.

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    EHR Cardiac Measures Report Guide

    Footnotes

    3 Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr., et al; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint Natinoal Com- mittee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coor- dinating Committee. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure; the JNC 7 report. JAMA. 2003; 289(19): 2560-72.

    6 Health Resources and Services Administration. Hypertension Control. Washington, DC: Health Resources and Services Administration, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2012. www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/508pdfs/hypertensioncontrol.pdf. Accessed October 30, 2013.

    10 Burke W, Nelson K, Caulin-Glaser T, Snow R. Use of hypertension registry to identify patients at high risk for cardiovascular events caused by metabolic syndrome. Ost Fam Phys. 2010;2(10):124–30.

    11 McClellan W, Hall D, Brogan D, Miles C, Wilber J. Continuity of care in hypertension: an important correlate of blood pressure control among aware hypertensives. Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(3):525–8.

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  47. Footnotes

    7 Tashjian C. Making meaningful use of meaningful use: combining medicine and technology to improve quality and transform healthcare [PowerPoint slides]. Vital Signs Town Hall; September 4, 2012.

    8 Chodosh J, Morton S, Walter M, Maglione M, Suttorp MJ, Hilton L, et al. Meta-analysis: chronic disease self-management programs for older adults. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(6):427–38.

  48. Action Plan
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