Impacting nearly half of all adults in the U.S., more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to recent estimates from the American Heart Association. In addition to high costs of care, consequences of inadequate treatment include risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, renal failure and early death. Health system teams committed to improving population health must better prioritize their efforts to address these challenges head-on and take a tailored approach to improve outcomes in their communities.
A Framework for Success: 2017 Guideline
The clinical practice guideline recently published by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and nine additional professional societies provides an excellent framework for improving the care of patients with high blood pressure. With new and extensive evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and management of high blood pressure, it is crucial for health system leaders to familiarize themselves with the most current guidelines and develop innovative new population health improvement strategies enabled by technology for this high cost, high health risk group.
Sign up to attend our upcoming webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, to learn more about the new guidelines and how your organization can build an effective population health strategy within the parameters of your own community.