Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Hypertension Management

Active project dates

March 8, 2024 - June 15, 2024.

This 3-month MOC improvement project is intended for our internal Primary Care clinicians.
Access code required to register.

Learning Objectives

Following this improvement project, participants will: 

  • Define the hypertension measure including patients of color and by payor
  • Analyze hypertension measure data to identify improvement opportunities
  • Adopt strategies, tools and resources to support improved care and outcomes
  • Report an increase in hypertension rates
  • Report a decrease in disparity gap rates in race and/or payor
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 20.00 Attendance
    This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.
Course opens: 
02/14/2024
Course expires: 
12/06/2024

Steps to Earn and Claim CME Credit:

  1. Complete the pre-assessment in CMEcentral (required upon registering)
  2. Reflect on your current practice and practice data identifying barriers to improvement
  3. View Project Overview: Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Hypertension Management
  4. Throughout the project, review patient data and identify and apply strategies to reduce barriers
  5. Reflect on your project results
  6. Complete the MOC - CME evaluation, attestation and credit verification in CMEcentral by November 22, 2024
Faculty: 

Michael Stiffman, MD; Department Chair, Primary Care, HealthPartners

Planning Committee:

Julie Cashman, RN; Project Manager, Quality and Measures, Park Nicollet
Jennifer Hines, MD; Clinic Medical Director, Park Nicollet
Teri Middendorf; Org Impvt Project Specialist, Quality and Measurement, HealthPartners
Michael Stiffman, MD; Department Chair, Primary Care, HealthPartners
Ann Tarnowski; Program Manager, Continuing Certification (MOC) & CME, Park Nicollet
Yeng Yang, MD; Regional Medical Director, HealthPartners

The presenters and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

HealthPartners is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HealthPartners Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.

MOC Board equivalent credits  
This 3-month improvement project meets the following medical boards’ MOC Part IV* requirements for Physicians and Category 1 PI-CME credit.
   *Family Medicine: Performance Improvement Activity (20 Points)
   *Internal Medicine: Practice Assessment (30 Points)
   *NCCPA: 30 PI-CME Credits

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 20.00 Attendance
    This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.
Please login or register to take this course.

Select HealthPartners Login from the login page and use your network credentials.
For help setting up a new account, reference this tutorial.

Once you are logged in to your account, enter the access code and select Take Course.
You will be asked to complete a Required Pre-Assessment before logging out. 

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