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Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network

Network Overview

Heart disease and stroke are the first- and fourth-leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The goal of the Million Hearts initiative, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by the year 2022.

To address these issues, the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network is convening an online community of patients, caregivers, physicians and physician practices, health care professionals and community stakeholders to identify and implement solutions to improve cardiac health throughout our region.

Why Participate?

Our consultants work with network members to facilitate improvements, assist providers to submit Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) cardiovascular measures, and home health agencies to report cardiovascular measures through the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry.

Our consultants also assist network members with data analysis and improving performance on the following:

  • Aspirin therapy
  • Blood pressure management
  • Cholesterol management
  • Smoking assessment and cessation counseling

Our network members receive:

  • An inclusive  “all participate, all learn” collaborative with peers
  • Structured exchanges of information in live, web-based and online formats
  • Free educational opportunities, including conferences and webinars
  • Practical insight on the complexities of adapting interventions
  • Positive reinforcement of participants’ contributions gleaned from field experience and innovations
  • A relentless focus and discovery of innovative solutions promoting value for the participants and practice.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) and view these videos to learn more about how you or your organization will benefit from joining the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network.

Join the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network

All providers are encouraged to join our network to devise initiatives to prevent heart attacks and strokes. We collaborate with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and many other community organizations focused on preventing heart attacks and strokes, and decreasing the associated high mortality rates in the nation by reducing heart disease.

To join our network, click here to create a free website account and follow the prompts.

Partnering Organizations


Texas Association for Homecare & Hospice

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Heart Disease and Stroke Map


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Home Health Agency Quality Improvement Award button.

 

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Quick Links

Download these resources to learn more about the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network.

View resources for patients and families.

Contact Information

Contact Us
Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts
1-833-626-1288
CardiacHealth@tmf.org

State Contacts

Arkansas
Julie Kettlewell
Arkansas State Program Director

Ashley Gibson
Quality Specialist

Mary Gupton
Quality Specialist

Missouri
Sandy Pogones
Program Manager

Abhi Ray
Program Manager

Oklahoma
Omolara “Lara” Adedokun

Angela Neal

Puerto Rico
Giovanna Fox
Puerto Rico Program Director

Luz Rodriguez
Program Lead

Luz Vadi
Program Lead

Texas
Erica McMahon
Health Service Consultant

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July 24 Webinar

What’s Brand New in Million Hearts® 2022

Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Million Hearts® Executive Director Janet Wright, MD, will expand on Self-Measured Blood Pressure monitoring and cardiac rehabilitation, as well as provide an overview of what new features are in store for Million Hearts® 2022.

July 25 Public Sharing Call

How the Annual Wellness Visit and CCM Can Help Transform Your Practice

Register today for this QIN-QIO Public Sharing Call on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 2 to 3 p.m. CT. QIN-QIO practices will share strategies and lessons on how they’ve gradually implemented chronic care management (CCM) over visit-based care in their facilities. Participants will also learn about how CCM and the Annual Wellness Visit can help improve a practice’s bottom line and patient care outcomes. There may be opportunities for earning continuing education credits through this activity.

Aug. 14 Webinar

Getting to the “Heart” of Influenza

Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) project coordinators Misty Kevech, RN, BS Ed, MS, CCP, CPTM, and Cindy Sun, MSN, RN, will discuss possible ways the flu can affect patients with cardiovascular disease, focusing on improvement strategies for patients and agency staff. Participants will also review tools and strategies available to help increase immunization rates and go over HHQI immunization reports.

Aug. 28 Webinar

Home Health QRP Webinar Part 1—Introduction to the OASIS-D

Register today for this webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. CT. This presentation will deliver a high-level overview of the major changes being made to the OASIS-D related to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (QRP) on Jan. 1, 2019, as well as introduce resources that are available to implement the OASIS-D.

Sept. 5 Webinar

Home Health QRP Webinar Part 2—Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals

Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. CT. This presentation will give an in-depth overview of the new quality measure and data item changes being made related to Section GG of the OASIS-D that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. Specific topics include new assessment items, practice coding scenarios and instructions and resources to facilitate use of the OASIS-D.

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