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Million Hearts Recognizes Health Systems' Success in Helping Patients Control High Blood Pressure

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Million Hearts Initiative … recognized two practices for success in helping patients control their high blood pressure.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, and Ellsworth Medical Clinic, Ellsworth, Wis., were named Million Hearts High Blood Pressure Control Champions for achieving blood pressure control rates of greater than 80 percent among their patients with high blood pressure…
Both systems credit the improvement to using electronic health records to track and monitor patients, sending email and phone reminders to increase medication adherence and encourage healthy lifestyle changes, and working closely with staff to prioritize high blood pressure control.
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