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Million Hearts Cardiac Rehab Change Packet – Now Available

Million Hearts Cardiac Rehab Change Packet – Now Available

The Million Hearts®/AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package is now live! This Change Package is a compilation of care processes and strategies to improve Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) referral, enrollment and participation and adherence. Strong evidence shows the...

Make Your Promise: #worldheartday

Make Your Promise: #worldheartday

The World Heart Federation (WHF) recognizes World Heart Day on September 29 to increase awareness about heart disease and stroke, the world’s leading causes of death, which claims 17.3 million lives each year. The observance promotes preventive measures that reduce...

2017 Progress Report: Putting Patients at the Core

2017 Progress Report: Putting Patients at the Core

As a valued partner in our quality improvement activities, we are pleased to share with you the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program Progress Report, which highlights how Quality Innovation Network-QIOs...

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

Learn the Recommended Techniques for Taking Blood Pressure

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke—about 795,000 per year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. This...

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

It is National Stroke Awareness Month. Be sure to access the Million Hearts Toolkit for resources, key messages, educational opportunities, survivor stories and much more. It is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Attend our WebEx on May 31 to learn more about...

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year,...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

  Personal and professional demands can change dramatically and impact levels of stress throughout the day, month and year.  As a result, blood pressure can become a moving target creating a challenge for proper diagnosis of hypertension. According to the Centers  for...

Upcoming Events

Nov 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   Join us as we discuss the community-wide involvement in antibiotic stewardship that is spreading throughout Huron, SD. Huron, with a population of just[...]
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers are invited to join our QPP Power Hour Call. This session will be an open discussion format and is an opportune time to seek clarification[...]
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com/ec Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: ABS(If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a[...]
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event. Overview and Purpose: The purpose of this WebEx is to help all healthcare providers learn to use teach-back support patients and families throughout the[...]