Technical Assistance for Improving Detection of Undiagnosed Hypertension + Cholesterol

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) has provided extensive technical assistance to outpatient providers, demonstrating outstanding results that include improved patient outcomes, cost savings and the incorporation of person and family engagement (PFE) strategies. The outcomes achieved by IHC are a combination of quality/process improvement strategies and collaboration between clinics, communities and patients to achieve sustainable healthcare transformation.

IHC was awarded a task grant to provide technical assistance for improving detection of undiagnosed hypertension and cholesterol from the Iowa Department of Public Health in July 2020. The goals of this grant are as follows:

  • Increase the number of healthcare systems and clinics with clinical quality measures for the identification, management and treatment of individuals with hypertension and high cholesterol.
  • Improve provider outcomes and patient health outcomes related to identification of individuals with hypertension and high cholesterol and management of those conditions.
  • Increase the number of patients diagnosed with hypertension and high cholesterol who achieve management or control of their conditions.

Individual clinic needs will be evaluated throughout the grant to ensure proper interventions and assistance. IHC will support outpatient clinics by providing education and technical assistance as needed throughout the completion of the grant. Improved detection of undiagnosed hypertension and cholesterol data will be monitored to ensure improved outcomes.