Pearl of the Week: Tackling hypertension at the population level

Use a patient registry to zero in on health conditions.

STEPS Forward Pearl of the Week

With a patient registry, your practice can examine your entire patient population with a focus on a chronic condition, such as hypertension. The registry will aggregate the status of all the patients with that condition, making proactive care easier. Make the registry available to all clinicians during patient encounters, so your practice can see any gaps in care. Build workflows and train your entire team to use the registry. 

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