Hypertension

Data Transparency Measure:
Hypertension Control
 
 
What is hypertension (high blood pressure)?
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
       
Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood a heart pumps and the narrower the arteries, the higher the blood pressure.
 
UDS Definition 2017
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What action can we take as a clinic to improve this measure?
 Organizations to Watch - Kaiser Permanente:
In 2000, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California (KPNC) launched an extensive population hypertension management program. By 2009, the percentage of patients with controlled hypertension at KPNC reached a staggering 80 percent - 16 percent higher than the average for California's commercial health patients.  Kaiser Colorado has developed a similar program and, as a result, has also improved the percentage of Kaiser Colorado patients with controlled hypertension (61% in 2008 to 78% by 2010).
 
How did they do it? The CDC highlights KPNC’s approach to hypertension in the following Field Notes article. Kaiser Permanente’s work on hypertension is one to take to heart as we work towards controlling hypertension in Oregon.
 
 For more information on this measure, refer to the links below:

Resources and Tools for Reducing Hypertension Rates:

Files:
Name Date File size Hits    
Hypertension Resources - CHCs of Lane County 2017-06-12 323.78 KB 174
Healthy Hearts Northwest Resources - ORPRN 2017-03-16 299.27 KB 482
Learning & Sharing Session: Examples of Effective Chronic Disease Management Programs Across the Nation (Hypertension) - Sept. 2016 2016-12-28 1.24 MB 371
Hypertension Resources - Winding Waters 2017-01-12 204.72 KB 290
Learning & Sharing Session: Hypertension - May 2016 2016-05-25 2.41 MB 483
Data/QI Review Call: Hypertension Presentation - Sept. 2015 2015-09-29 2.93 MB 579
Tips for Obtaining Blood Pressure measurement - Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign 2014-06-20 165.86 KB 736
Articles on Hypertension - Asher CHC 2017-01-12 549.98 KB 320
 

 
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