Outreach

ASSIGNMENT 10/8-11/59:

HYPERTENSION

Read the SPRINT Trial:

 

Review the ACC/AHA Guidelines on Hypertension:

 

Review the ACP Guidelines for Hypertension in Adults over 60: 

Reach Out to Your Patients: suggested topics for discussion/education over the phone are: dietary modifications for HTN (i.e. DASH diet), medication education, medication adherence and barriers, home BP checks, and finally coming in for an appointment dedicated to managing BP.

Document Your Work: Go to Page 5 of the Outreach Goals and Expectations to find a tracker sheet (no patient identifiers, will need to be hard copy for now). Simply give a summary of how many patients you contacted, how you reached them, and the outcome.

Resources

Welcome to Outreach. We have created an innovative way for you to assess health indicators for your patients through a panel management program. Each block you will assess how your patients are doing with a particular health indicator (which we have listed below) and improve your performance. You can “reach-out” to your patients via a telephone encounter or a letter. We have provided templates for these encounters which will be placed below and we are working on incorporating them into EPIC.

SCHEDULE

 

PANEL MANAGEMENT

Panel refers to the patient panel, or the patient population of the individual physician or practice. Panel management is the process of monitoring the patient population for important preventive and chronic care milestones based on guidelines determined by the practice.

The database link is below (will only work on a TUH or TU clinic computer). Login info is the same as Epic.

tsinfdb/quality.php

If you are an intern and the above website does not work please try this website: tsinfdb/pcp_affirm.php

For Windows:

For Mac:

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Osteoporosis Screening

Diabetes Management

Cholesterol Screening

Blood Pressure Control

TEMPLATES

Instructions for updating your health maintenance tab on epic can be found here.

If you experience any issues accessing the panel management websites please email Dr. Lee and Dr. Weiner.