Several Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and QIO Program national partners are holding webinars this month for health care providers and stakeholders who are committed to improving the nation’s cardiac health. Mark your calendars:
Million Hearts: Getting to a Million from Here
Date/Time: Thurs., Feb. 4, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., EST
Audience: Open to all health care providers
Description: Dr. Janet Wright. Executive Director for Million Hearts®, will provide a brief overview of the initiative as well as a progress report regarding the accomplishments to date. She will highlight the 2016 priorities around aspirin/antithrombotic use, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation (ABCS) as well as additional components such as self-measured blood pressure monitoring, identifying hypertensive patients not yet diagnosed, medication adherence and cardiac rehabilitation, as an example of team-based care.
Registration: Go to: https://qualitynet.webex.com and locate the event you wish to join. Click “Join Now” (located to the right of the event title). Enter your name and email address as prompted. Enter the password: MH (The automatic system set-up should start at this point. If a dialogue box appears, click run. Please note the automatic system set-up does take a few minutes to complete. Dial into the teleconference: 1−888−896−0862. The access code is 41423632.
The American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm Training
Date/Time: Weds., Feb. 17, 12 – 1:30 p.m., EST
Organizer: Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network
Audience: All health care providers
Description: in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA), the Lake Superior QIN is holding a special American Heart Month webinar. The AHA has set a goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and decreasing the mortality from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. Almost 80 million adults have high blood pressure. To meet the AHA’s 2020 goal we are going to have to move 13.6 million Americans to control their high blood pressure. Learn how you can help Lake Superior QIN and the AHA increase high blood pressure control through implementing the AHA high blood pressure treatment algorithm in your facility.
- Christopher Tashjian, MD, FAAFP, Vibrant Health Medical Clinic (Ellsworth, WI)
- Willie Lawrence, MD, Midwest Heart Associates (Kansas City, MO)
- Joycelyn Farmer, Vice President, Multicultural Initiatives, American Heart Association
- Lisa Choate, National Director of Operations and Field Consulting, American Heart Association
- Michelle Scharnott, Vice President, Quality and Systems Improvement, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate
- Kristian Hurley, Multicultural Initiatives Director, American Heart Association Michigan (Southfield, MI)
- Azure’De M. Williams, Multicultural Initiatives Director, American Heart Association Wisconsin
- Melissa Ottinger, Senior Clinical Quality Consultant, MPRO (Farmington Hills, MI)
Registration: Click here. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting information and the registration ID that will be used to log into the WebEx portion of the meeting. Please note, this email may go to your spam or junk folder. It will come from the email address email@example.com.
HHQI’s One Giant Leap for Preventative Cardiovascular Care
Date/Time: Mon., Feb. 29, 1 - 2 p.m. EST
Organizer: Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign
Audience: Home health care community
Description: The webinar is a continuation of HHQI’s Cardiovascular Improvement Initiative designed to introduce cardio best practices and data reporting to the home health community. It will feature renowned hypertension specialist John Flack, MD, MPH. Flack is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has been named a “Top Doctor” from the Who’s Who Global Directory, was named one of Detroit’s “Super Doctors” and was Academic Physician of the Year from Oklahoma University School of Medicine.
Registration: Please register for the webinar here.