Improving Cardiac Care

Promoting effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease

Improving Cardiac Health & Reducing Disparities

Heart disease and stroke are the first- and fourth-leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifty percent of men and 64 percent of women who die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms. Knowing the warning signs for both heart disease and stroke is vital to helping prevent death.

Specifically, we are partnering with providers in the home health and physician office settings, as well as patients, families and stakeholders by:

  • Offering resources and assistance on preventive cardiovascular best practices – the ABCS (Aspirin Therapy, Blood Pressure Control, Cholesterol Control and Smoking Cessation)
  • Facilitating home health agency participation in the national Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry
  • Assisting physician clinics with the Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Engaging and extending the invitation to participate in Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
  • Empowering individuals to make heart-healthy choices
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Cardiac Care News

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06Aug

Patient Safety and Engagement

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal August 2019 issue. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Health care is a complex, adaptive…read more →

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Training Events
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about[...]
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Presentation Handouts: Presentation Handout Leadership Team Diagnostic Checklist This event has been approved for 1.0 hour of Continuing Education (nursing) credit through the North Dakota Board of Nursing: Course #1573   During this WebEx,[...]
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Heart failure is a top diagnoses linked to readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the fifth in a series of webinars to assist communities in this seven-state[...]
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. Providing targeted assistance to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients in the home setting after[...]
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the third in a series of webinars to assist communities in[...]
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the second in a series to assist communities in this[...]
Jul 25 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
Jul 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Webinar Playback   Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered[...]
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout We will add the WebEx recording when available. This WebEx offers real world experience of success in the Million Hearts® Initiative. The Avera St. Benedict’s clinic staff from Parkston, SD provided insight into[...]
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation Handout Overview and Purpose: Heart failure is a top diagnosis linked to readmissions throughout the seven states that comprise the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the first in a series [...]
Jun 20 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
Jun 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
May 23 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
May 9 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
  Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar[...]
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation Slide Handout Program Description: According to the American Medical Association (AMA), over 36 million people in the United States live with uncontrolled high blood pressure.  During this webinar, representatives from the AMA will introduce[...]
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Following the DASH Eating Plan Following the DASH Eating Plan (Spanish version) New Year, new you! Get lean in 2017. Do you have a similar New Year’s resolution? Many of our patients may have the[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Presentation Handout One in three adults in the United States has hypertension. With such a high prevalence, it is likely that most primary care practices treat many patients with this condition. Most[...]
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Overview During this WebEx, nationally-recognized home health experts, Misty Kevech and Cindy Sun, discussed the importance of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). They also discussed how to directly apply best[...]
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Start WebEx Playback   The ability to develop, test and implement change is essential for any individual, group or organization that wants to improve.  One way to implement change is to utilize the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)[...]
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Play YouTube Video Download Presentation Slides Overview Cardiovascular QI Program Integration Please join the HHQI team as we welcome Brenda Smith, Administrator of Southland Home Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Brenda will describe the[...]
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Part 1 - Aspirin as Appropriate & Blood Pressure Control Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Slides Download Transcript Overview Next Steps in Progressive Cardiovascular Care – Aspirin as Appropriate & Blood Pressure Control Presented[...]
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Slides Download Transcript Overview Home health agency leaders share their lessons learned while implementing progressive cardiovascular care interventions into their quality improvement strategies. Topics include: Best Practice[...]
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Start WebEx Playback – Audio Begins at 48s   Download Presentation Slides Follow Up Q&A Overview Learn more about the roles of PTs, OTs, and SLPs when caring for home health patients with[...]
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Slides Overview Recognizing Women at Risk for Developing Coronary Heart Disease Presented By Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Interim Dean, Associate Dean for Research College of[...]
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback   Presenter: Cindy Sun, MSN, RN, COS-C, Lead Cardiovascular Project Coordinator, Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign (HHQI) Overview: Cindy Sun will present information regarding the Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign (HHQI) CardioLAN and cardiovascular registry, evidence-based[...]
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback Download Presentation Slides Download Transcript Overview The Health Impact of Tobacco Use & Cessation Presented By Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh Professor of Public Health Pharmacy Purdue University College of[...]
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Nebraska webex event only
  Start WebEx Playback   WebEx Overview: CIMRO of Nebraska, as part of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, invites you to join us for our Learning and Action Network (LAN) WebEx. During this 30-minute[...]
Jan 1 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Start WebEx Playback Download Presentation Slides Overview Seasonal Influenza: Best Practices for Preventing and Controlling Influenza in Home Care Objectives At the end of the webinar, the participant will be able to: •Discuss the 2014-2015[...]
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Slides Download Transcript Overview HHCAHPS and Cardiovascular Care in the Home Using Data to Improve Patient Experience of Care Objectives At the end of this session, each[...]
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Start WebEx Playback   Download Presentation Slides Download Transcript Overview HHQI CardioLAN Kick-Off meeting. Presented by: HHQI – Home Health Quality improvement www.HomeHealthQuality.org     Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedIn
Million Hearts® Resources
Aspirin

External Resources

American Heart Association Aspirin and Heart Disease
Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures

Blood Pressure

External Resources

American Heart Association The Facts About High Blood Pressure
BeMedWise Toolkits for Older Adults
BMJ Talk Medicine Hypertension - Everything You Need To Know About The New 2017 AHA/ACC Guidelines
FDA Educational Resources: Ensuring Safe Use of Medicine
FDA Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
Medication Management Pocket Cards Prescription for Health Checklist
NHLBI Guide to Lowereing Your Blood Pressure with Dash
SAMHSA Publications: As You Age...A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol
Target:BP

Cholesterol

External Resources

American Heart Association Managing Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Podcast
May Clinic Top 5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol
WebMD Cholesterol & Triglycerides Health Center

Smoking Cessation

External Resources
ActionToQuit Program
CDC How to Quit Smoking
CDC Smoking Cessation Tools for Providers
Medicare Cardiovascular Disease Screenings
Medicare Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Coverage
Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

 

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Jennifer Geisert

Jennifer Geisert, BSN, RN

Quality Improvement Advisor
Nebraska
1-402-476-1399 Ext: 539
Email Jennifer

Kaitlin Nolte

Kathleen Panas, MPH

Quality Improvement Consultant
Kansas
800-432-0770 ext. 319
Email Kathleen

Lisa Thorp

Lisa Thorp

Quality Improvement Specialist
North Dakota
1-701-989-6241
Email Lisa

Holly Arends

Holly Arends, CMQP

Program Manager
South Dakota
1-605-336-3505
Email Holly

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.