Posted: September 14, 2018

BP Connect Health: Improving Follow-up After High Blood Pressures

Description

The BP Connect Health staff protocol was designed to connect patients with high blood pressure in a specialty visit back to primary care for timely follow-up. BP Connect Health was created from an evidence-based primary care hypertension staff protocol, which was adapted for use in specialty clinics. It is a staff protocol performed by nurses or medical assistants during vitals assessment using electronic health record (EHR) alerts, brief counseling, and a simple clickable follow-up order. This toolkit contains the following materials: BP Connect Health manual, overview slides on the intervention, EHR build guide, training slides for staff, training handouts for staff, Medical Assistant/Nurse instructions, Scheduler instructions, patient brochure, and a time-study observation tool. This toolkit is intended for health care administrators, clinicians, and/or researchers who seek to improve follow-up care when high blood pressure is identified in specialty clinics.

Keywords

Follow-Up, Evidence-Based, Hypertension, Protocol, High Blood Pressure, Toolkit, Blood pressure, Specialty Clinic, AAMC Clinical Care Innovation Awards, 2018 IPEC Fall Poster Session

Authors

Christie Bartels, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Edmond Ramly, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Daniel Panyard, BS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Diane Lauver, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing

Heather Johnson, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Kristin Steffen Lewicki, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health

Patrick McBride, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health


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