The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is hosting the Million Hearts® Webinar on May 7th in honor of National High Blood Pressure Education and Stroke Awareness months. Leading experts will discuss how they are using the latest health IT tools to standardize and improve the delivery of care to reduce the number of people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both leading causes of heart disease and stroke.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC
Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts
Peter Basch, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy, MedStar Health
Nicholas “Dr. Nick” Yphantides, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, San Diego County – Health & Human Services Agency
Moderated by Nora Super, Director, Public Affairs, ONC
WHAT: Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017 by uniting communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private- sector partners to fight against heart disease and stroke. Please visit here for more information about the Million Hearts® Initiative.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 7th at 3:30pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)
WHERE: CLICK HERE to RSVP
WHY: Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes will require a commitment from everyone – health care providers, pharmacies, hospitals, employers, communities, and individuals. Join this webinar to learn how leading hospital systems and communities are using health IT to engage clinicians and consumers to increase awareness about heart disease prevention and empower patients to take control of their own health.
This is the second in a series of listening sessions ONC has designed to reach out to stakeholders on important health-IT related issues.