Improving Ambulatory Hypertension Care in a Large Urban Health System
Hypertension is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting 116 million people in the United States, or 45% of the population. High blood pressure is the leading cause of death and disability-adjusted life-years worldwide. Hypertension is a common condition amongst adults seen at Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein). At baseline, only 61% of patients at Einstein with hypertension are considered to have controlled blood pressure. This project was a system-wide hypertension quality improvement project focused on accurate blood pressure measurement to improve control to 72%. A multidisciplinary hypertension workgroup was formed that implemented several interventions intended to improve blood pressure control. Unfortunately, the project has been unsuccessful at achieving its goal. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the project’s focus and success. However, the project has survived through a pandemic and has laid the groundwork for improving hypertension control at Einstein.
Recommended CitationCopeland, MD, FACC, Joshua A., "Improving Ambulatory Hypertension Care in a Large Urban Health System" (2021). Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Presentations. Presentation 68.