Could your practice benefit from free assistance on preventing heart disease and stroke, and at the same time fulfilling the public health requirement for EHR Meaningful Use incentives? —Ask us about the Cardiac Health Network!
Through the Cardiac Health Network, Acumentra Health is partnering with Oregon medical practices, stakeholder organizations, and patients to develop a sustainable network aimed at improving health in populations at risk for ischemic vascular disease and other vascular diseases. Cardiac Health Network activities support the national Million Hearts initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes. We will also provide targeted assistance to medical practices in using their EHRs to track and report cardiac measure data.
The Cardiac Health Network is a Learning and Action Network (LAN), which uses an “everyone teaches, everyone learns” approach to maximize the spread of improvement methods and successful interventions. Practices at all levels of performance are invited to participate.
Acumentra Health convenes Cardiac Health Network participants via webinars and face-to-face meetings to learn about interventions and improvement methods and to exchange best practices for improving delivery of care to at-risk patients. Activities focus on the Million Hearts ABCS measures—aspirin use, blood pressure control, lipids management, and smoking cessation counseling. Interventions include support for patient and family engagement and self-management, as well as technical assistance to medical practices. Practices do not need an EHR to benefit from Network activities.
Within the Cardiac Health Network, Acumentra Health is convening a collaborative—the Cardiac Population Health Campaign (CPHC)—to support a group of medical practices in actively testing interventions, reporting electronically on ABCS measures, and partnering with local organizations to improve health in their local communities.
CHPC practices receive specific assistance, free of charge, in applying the Model for Improvement and using their EHR or registry systems for data reporting. They will share their learning with other collaborative practices and the larger Network during Network meetings.
Last updated October 4, 2012