Practice Modules

August 2017
Undiagnosed Hypertension: Hiding in Plain Sight Practice Module

Hyp_module_shadowed.jpgAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 11 million Americans who have hypertension don't know it and are not receiving treatment to control it, even though most of these individuals have health insurance and visit a health care provider each year. 
 
That means potentially millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension are seen by clinicians but remain undiagnosed. While following best practices and providing the highest levels of care, providers can still have patients "hiding in plain sight" who are at risk for or have undiagnosed hypertension. Finding these patients and spreading the word about how other healthcare professionals can find them may help save lives.

To help Pennsylvania providers uncover those patients with undiagnosed hypertension, Quality Insights has developed a module, Undiagnosed Hypertension: Hiding in Plain Sight. This module provides background about the prevalence of undiagnosed hypertension, clinician and patient resources, training videos, and more. Download the full module here.