As health systems look to improve the health of the populations they serve, addressing the prevalence of high blood pressure in America becomes an important priority. Newly published high blood pressure management guidelines can help address the issue.
Don Casey, MD, is a co-author of the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association joint guideline for high blood pressure management. Dr. Casey is also Senior Vice President and Chief of Clinical Affairs at Medecision and President of the American College of Medical Quality. He discusses the need for health systems to approach the issue of widespread hypertension from a population health standpoint, and how the recommendations from the ACC/AHA 2017 high blood pressure management guideline can help.
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