Registration is open for a June 22 webinar that will highlight how primary care practices can use health information technology (IT) to improve quality and patient outcomes, especially related to heart health. The event is part of AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW program, a grant initiative dedicated to helping thousands of small- and medium-sized primary care practices use current evidence to improve cardiovascular care for millions of Americans nationwide. Despite its potential to improve care, health IT is currently underused in primary care practices. Webinar presenters will highlight incentives and effective tools that support use the use of health IT in quality improvement, as well as challenges that may arise in implementation. In addition, an EvidenceNOW grantee will discuss how health IT can support adoption of the “ABCS” of heart health – aspirin use by high-risk individuals, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation.
The Heart of Virginia Healthcare cooperative is one of seven funded by the AHRQ EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care initiative.
June 22, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 am