Five primary care practices participating in AHRQ’s ongoing EvidenceNOW project have been named as 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions. The award winners – three in New York and one each in Oklahoma and Wisconsin – are among 24 honorees that include primary care practices, individual clinicians and health systems. The honorees were recognized for achieving blood pressure control for at least 70 percent of their patients through innovations in health information technology and electronic health records, patient communication and teamwork. AHRQ's EvidenceNOW, launched in May 2015, provides support services to 1,500 small- and medium-sized primary care practices with the objective of improving patients’ blood pressure and addressing other risk factors to improve heart health. Access more information about EvidenceNOW and the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.
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