2008-2009 Learning Collaborative
The American Medical Group Association's Best Practices Learning Collaborative for Managing Hypertension was for organizations that strive to improve the care of patients with hypertension. Medical groups, IPAs, academic practices, and integrated delivery systems interested in expanding an existing program or initiating a new program focused on the management of hypertension in their chronic care models were encouraged to submit a case study.
The learning collaborative commenced in November 2008 and concluded in October 2009. The collaborative was supported through conference calls, online resources, consultation with experts in the field, and two in person meetings.
Ten medical groups were awarded $20,000 grants (over the two-year period) to support their initiatives; an additional 2 organizations were supported with travel stipends to attend the collaborative meetings.
2008-2009 Learning Collaborative Results
Below are the PowerPoint presentations that were presented at the 2009 Best Practices in Managing Hypertension Learning Collaborative Wrap-Up Meeting, November 18-20, 2009, San Diego, CA.
Creating Best Practices in Managing Hypertension: Education and Health Information Technology
Edmonds Family Medicine Clinic
Controlling Hypertension with lifestyle changes
Fletcher Allen Health Care / University of Vermont
BP Control in Primary Care/CKD Clinics: A Model for the State of Vermont
Hattiesburg Clinic, P.A.
"Clinical Inertia in Hypertension: Identifying Barriers to Improve Quality"
Henry Ford Hospital
An Effective Approach to Lowering Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease
Analyzing The Drivers of Sustained HTN Success
Riverside Medical Group
From EMR to Scorecard to Physician and Practice: Improving Hypertension Care Through Physician and Practice Feedback
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Creating Automated Blood Pressure Reports to Improve Control in Patients with Diabetes
St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System
Improving Hypertension Management
Improving Hypertension Control
Vanderbilt Medical Center- Vanderbilt Medical Group