Partners in Innovation: Medstar and Million Hearts partnership merges EHRs and ABCS


A feature in the latest issue of the ACC’s Cardiology magazine highlights an innovative health IT partnership between MedStar Health and Million Hearts. Under the partnership, MedStar has integrated what Million Hearts calls the ABCS – appropriate aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation – into its electronic health record system in order to track and improve patient care in these three areas. According to Peter Basch, MD, medical director of Ambulatory Electronic Health Record and Health IT Policy for Medstar, the partnership grew out of the desire to take EHR use to the next level and prepare for Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the federal government’s “Meaningful Use” EHR incentive program, while at the same time continuing Medstar’s ongoing commitment to improving quality.” Read the full article.

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