Population Health Issues and Opportunities: Spotlighting High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, July 24th | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Improving population health requires health systems and health plans alike to take a tailored approach and re-prioritize their efforts to address the challenges of costly conditions impacting their communities and the populations they serve. According to recent estimates from the American Heart Association, 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, and consequences of inadequate treatment include risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, renal failure and early death, as well as a high cost of care. Get practical tips to help put new clinical practice guidelines into action to improve the care of patients with high blood pressure and reduce unnecessary costs for health plans and members.

Learning Points
  • Define what population health means within the parameters of your own organization, community, and populations
  • Address the critical importance of focusing on high blood pressure as a major priority
  • Understand the importance of population health strategies designed to diagnose and treat hypertension, and how they support cost containment and HEDIS improvement
  • Recognize that one of the keys to improving hypertension care is to familiarize clinical and administrative leadership with the comprehensiveness of the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for high blood pressure