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HHQI Pilot Study Featured in Home Healthcare NOW

Home Healthcare NOW recently published an article written by several members of the HHQI team: Janet Lynch, PhD, Corporate Science Officer; Cynthia Sun, MSN, RN Project Coordinator; and Stacie Deslich, MSHA, Health Data Analyst.
Integrating Preventive Cardiovascular Health Into Home Health: A Pilot Study describes a pilot study conducted in conjunction with the launch of HHQI's cardiovascular health initiative. The project aligns with the national Million Hearts® initiative to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes. The data for the study was drawn from HHQI's Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR) where agency's submit a few pieces of additional patient information related to one or more of the measures that focus on aspirin as appropriate, blood pressure screening, cholesterol management, and/or smoking cessation.

The study demonstrates that home healthcare agencies can contribute efforts with the national initiative to reduce heart attacks and strokes. The results supported the expansion of the HHCDR nationwide which is now open to all Medicare-certified home healthcare agencies.