Cardiac Health Network

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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!

As Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Oregon, Acumentra Health convenes the Cardiac Health Network (CHN) to improve care for Oregon patients. The Network engages 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. Network activities support the national Million Hearts initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes. Acumentra Health also provides targeted assistance to medical practices in using their EHRs to track and report cardiac measure data.

The Cardiac Health Network is part of the Oregon LANs (short for learning and action networks), using an “all teach, all learn” approach to maximize the spread of improvement methods and successful interventions. Practices at all levels of performance are invited to participate.

Activities

Acumentra Health convenes Network participants via Brown Bag Series 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. Cardiac Health Network 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.

Cardiac Population Health Campaign collaborative

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 through virtual and face-to-face meetings.