The NorthShore University HealthSystem Department of Family Medicine and the NorthShore Practice-based Improvement Research Network (PBRN) are pleased to offer the NorthShore Hypertension Quality Improvement Project: Phase 1.
This project has been approved by the American Board of Family Medicine for one Part IV (Performance in Practice) MC-FP alternative activity for maintenance of certification.
Eligibility to Participate
To be eligible for this project, you must be an employed family physician in the Department of Family Medicine in the NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group.
About the Project
The NorthShore Hypertension Quality Improvement Project: Phase 1 was developed as the first part of an ongoing quality improvement plan to eliminate undiagnosed hypertension from our Health System. 7% of the US adult population has hypertension but has not been diagnosed. This project harnesses the power of our Electronic Health Record and incorporates a new technology office blood pressure protocol to enhance a physician’s ability to better diagnose and treat patients with hypertension. Through listing patients at-risk for hypertension, recalling them to the office for confirmation, and using Best Practice Advisories (BPA’s), physicians are given the opportunity to identify more accurately and diagnose more efficiently patients with undiagnosed hypertension. Physicians are then asked to analyze why they may have missed these previously undiagnosed hypertensive patients so that this will be less likely to occur in the future.
For More Information
For any questions about the NorthShore Hypertension Quality Improvement Project: Phase 1, please contact Michael Rakotz, MD at email@example.com.
Please contact Victoria Hledin, project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must provide your name, ABFM ID number, and your primary office location.
Thank you for your interest, and we hope you enjoy the project.
Michael Rakotz, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor and Vice Chair for Quality,
Department of Family Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Director, NorthShore Hypertension Quality Improvement Project: Phase 1
Ruth Ross, PhD
Director, NorthShore University HealthSystem Practice-based Improvement Research Network (PBRN)
Project Director, NorthShore Hypertension Quality Improvement Project: Phase 1