Data Transparency Measure:
Hypertension Control
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What is hypertension (high blood pressure)? Why screen?
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood a heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.
UDS Definition 2017
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What action can we take as a clinic to improve this measure?
Organizations to Watch - Kaiser Permanente:
In 2000, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California (KPNC) launched an extensive population hypertension management program. By 2009, the percentage of patients with controlled hypertension at KPNC reached a staggering 80 percent - 16 percent higher than the average for California's commercial health patients.  Kaiser Colorado has developed a similar program and, as a result, has also improved the percentage of Kaiser Colorado patients with controlled hypertension (61% in 2008 to 78% by 2010).
How did they do it? The CDC highlights KPNC’s approach to hypertension in the following Field Notes article. Kaiser Permanente’s work on hypertension is one to take to heart as we work towards controlling hypertension in Oregon.

What actions can we take as a clinic to improve this measure?

Helpful materials for taking action:
For more information on this measure, refer to the links below:

Resources and Tools for Reducing Hypertension Rates:

Name Date File size Hits    
June 2018 - Learning & Sharing Session: Supplemental Materials 2018-06-25 6.69 MB 227
June 2018 - Learning & Sharing Session: Utilizing RNs and CHWs on the Care Team to Enhance Patient Health Outcomes" 2018-06-25 2.29 MB 224
EHR Workflows for Hypertension Management: Supplemental material from Quarterly Data/QI Review - May 2018 2018-06-11 3.37 MB 235
Quarterly Data/QI Review: EHR Workflows for Hypertension Management - May 2018 2018-06-11 1.22 MB 255
Hypertension Resources - CHCs of Lane County 2017-06-12 323.78 KB 349
Healthy Hearts Northwest Resources - ORPRN 2017-03-16 299.27 KB 700
Learning & Sharing Session: Examples of Effective Chronic Disease Management Programs Across the Nation - Sept. 2016 2016-12-28 1.24 MB 665
Hypertension Resources - Winding Waters 2017-01-12 204.72 KB 443
Learning & Sharing Session: From the Heart: Best Practices for Improving Hypertension Rates - May 2016 2016-05-25 2.41 MB 854
Data/QI Review: Hypertension Presentation - Sept. 2015 2015-09-29 2.93 MB 882
Tips for Obtaining Blood Pressure measurement - Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign 2014-06-20 165.86 KB 895
Articles on Hypertension - Asher CHC 2017-01-12 549.98 KB 466

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