target populations, including potentially undiagnosed hypertensive and diabetic patients.
patients to improve compliance with treatment, proactive provider management, and patient self-monitoring.
patients with hypertension and diabetes.
patient outcomes and reduce costs by reviewing health data and acting on the results.
The problem has been spelled out through many communication channels. The tactical issue for physicians lies in the ongoing identification and management of hypertensive and diabetic patients as well as uncovering those at risk or on the cusp who may not realize it. When under control, hypertension and diabetes pose a much lower risk for heart attack and stroke. That’s why M-CEITA teaches providers how to utilize their existing EHR technology to help health care teams monitor and regulate these patient populations. We have identified a process that any provider with certified EHR technology can implement to manage their patient population.
Nearly 68 million adults have hypertension but about 1 in 2 do NOT have it under control. Controlling hypertension can reduce the risk of stroke by 40% and heart attack by 27%.
Health professionals are well aware of the heart attack and stroke prevalence in the United States. Currently there are more than two million heart attacks and strokes each year, and they are the first and fourth leading causes of death, claiming over 800,000 lives annually. Hypertension and diabetes are the biggest contributors to these diseases, but they are not managed as well as they could be.
Diabetes patients are nearly 2x more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. The prevalence of diabetes among Michigan adults increased by 40% between 2001-2010.