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General Session: Hypertension: A Case for Evidence Translation and Reducing Low-Value Care to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes and Reduce Healthcare Costs


Mar 17, 2020 10:00am ‐ Mar 17, 2020 12:00pm


Credits: None available.

Description

Did you know that 80% blood pressure control is well within our reach? We have the evidence and know what to do, but underutilization of evidence-based hypertension services persists across the entire spectrum of care, leading to poor health outcomes and unnecessary health care costs. This session will lay out the vision for the Million HeartsĀ® 2022 initiative, key strategies to achieve 80% blood pressure control, including a practical application case study from a health center, and challenge us to think about value-based solutions that protect consumers, reward providers, and preserve innovation.

Speaker(s):

  • Saint Anthony Amofah, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Academic Officer, and Medical Director, Community Health of South Florida Inc. and Health Choice Network
  • Alex M. Azar II, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Mark Fendrick, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine and Prof. of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; Director, Univ. of Michigan Center for Value-Based
  • Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Executive Director, Million Hearts and Katz Prof. in Preventive Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health

Moderator(s):

  • Grace Wang, MD, MPH, Health Center Clinician, International Community Health Services

Credits

Credits: None available.

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