Technical Assistance for Improving Detection of Undiagnosed Hypertension + Cholesterol
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) has provided 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 from the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services to provide technical assistance for improving detection of undiagnosed hypertension and cholesterol. IHC is working alongside numerous outpatient clinics to understand their individual needs and align relevant technical assistance. 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.
Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES