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May 2018

Target: BP Recognition Webinar

05/10/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Participate in this informative Target: BP webinar, to help your clinic successfully submit data for the Target: BP Recognition Program. Experts will offer tips and: review the 2018 Target:BP Recognition Program; highlight tools to streamline data submission; demonstrate live data entry; and provide real examples from clinics who have successfully entered and submitted data.

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Target: BP Recognition Program Office Hours

05/17/18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Ready to submit data but need guidance? Talk to data submission experts to address any issues you have to help you reach the final step for the 2018 Recognition Program. Dial in: 1-866-740-1260 Access Code: 4649000#

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Target: BP Recognition Program Office Hours

05/21/18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Ready to submit data but need guidance? Talk to data submission experts to address any issues you have to help you reach the final step for the 2018 Recognition Program. Dial in: 1-866-740-1260 Access Code: 4649000#

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Target: BP Recognition Program Office Hours

05/23/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Ready to submit data but need guidance? Talk to data submission experts to address any issues you have to help you reach the final step for the 2018 Recognition Program. Dial in: 1-866-740-1260 Access Code: 4649000#

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June 2018

AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting

06/9/18 - 06/13/18
Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

AMA’s policymaking body will address health care issues and elect officers Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL

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Target: BP Webinar – Lifestyle Interventions for the Treatment and Prevention of Hypertension

06/28/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This one-hour live webinar that will train physicians, their care teams and other Target: BP participants on the nonpharmacological interventions effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Neha Sachdev, MD, Director of Health Systems Relationships at the American Medical Association will review the evidence on proven lifestyle interventions and provide strategies to more effectively address lifestyle and behavior change with patients in practice. Learning Objectives Review the evidence-based nonpharmacological lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat hypertension Describe the approximate…

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July 2018

Webinar – Population Health Issues and Opportunities: Spotlighting High Blood Pressure

07/24/18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Improving population health requires health systems to take a tailored approach and re-prioritize their efforts to address the challenges of costly conditions impacting their communities. According to recent estimates from the American Heart Association, 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, and consequences of inadequate treatment include risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, renal failure and early death, as well as a high cost of care. Get practical tips to help put new clinical practice guidelines into action to improve the…

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Target: BP Webinar – The Importance of Measuring Blood Pressure Accurately

07/26/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This one-hour live webinar will train physicians, and clinical teams on the “Measure Accurately” component of the M.A.P. Framework. M.A.P. stands for Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner with Patients, Families and Communities. Blood pressure variability, poor blood pressure measurement technique and white-coat effect contribute to uncertainty about what a patient’s true blood pressure is. This uncertainty about the reliability of a patient’s blood pressure reading is a leading cause of clinicians failing to act to manage high blood pressure…

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August 2018

Target: BP Webinar – The Importance of Treating Your Patients’ High Blood Pressure

08/23/18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

This one-hour live webinar will train physicians and clinical teams on the “Act Rapidly” component of the M.A.P. Framework. M.A.P. stands for Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner with Patients, Families and Communities. Acting rapidly to manage high blood pressure is a key component to Target: BP’s ability to improve blood pressure control. This is accomplished by using a combination of: an evidence-based treatment protocol, having patients return frequently for follow-up until their blood pressure is controlled, single-pill combination therapy…

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Target: BP Connect – Measuring blood pressure accurately

08/29/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Target: BP Connect is a new opportunity to bring the Target: BP™ community together to discuss ways to improve blood pressure (BP) control for your patients and learn from others who are implementing the BP improvement program. Each one-hour collaborative session will be hosted by clinical experts in blood pressure control and will have a general topic or theme. Facilitators will kick off the conversation with real scenarios or cases related to the topic and also invite participants to pose…

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September 2018

Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions

09/6/18 - 09/9/18
Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us at #Hypertension18 Considered one of the most important medical meetings on this subject in the world, the conference includes oral and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by clinical and basic researchers, followed by discussions led by leading authorities. With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world.This meeting also includes several interactive sessions…

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Target: BP Connect – Acting rapidly to bring high blood pressure under control through treatment protocols

09/20/18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Target: BP Connect is a new opportunity to bring the Target: BP™ community together to discuss ways to improve blood pressure (BP) control for your patients and learn from others who are implementing the BP improvement program. Each one-hour collaborative session will be hosted by clinical experts in blood pressure control and will have a general topic or theme. Facilitators will kick off the conversation with real scenarios or cases related to the topic and also invite participants to pose…

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Target: BP Webinar – BP Improvement Program Success Stories

09/27/18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Join us for a special opportunity to feature real-world blood pressure success stories from clinics engaged with Target: BP. During this unique webinar event, clinical staff from two independent health systems will share their experience using the BP improvement program. Following their presentations, a moderated question and answer session will enable attendees to raise any specific questions or challenges they are facing in their BP improvement workflow.

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November 2018

AMA Interim Meeting

11/10/18 - 11/13/18
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center, s: 201 Waterfront St,
National Harbor, MD 20745

Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

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January 2019

Target: BP Webinar – Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

01/31/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Join us for this one-hour live webinar will train physicians and clinical teams on the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the benefits of increased physical activity and how physical activity is a proven nonpharmacological intervention effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Attendees will also learn the evidence behind the revised physical activity guidelines and strategies to more effectively address lifestyle and behavior change with patients in practice.

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February 2019

Target: BP Webinar: Navigating the New Data Submission Process

02/12/19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Are you ready to be recognized for your hypertension control efforts? Whether you are a first-time or experienced participant, this webinar will help prepare your organization for Target: BP Recognition. Highlights of the event include: - Live demonstration of our brand-new data submission portal - Explanations of the quality measure NQF-18 and prevalence estimator data required - An overview of the recognition benefits - Tools and tips to help gather your data - A sneak peek into some of the…

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March 2019

Data Submission Q&A

03/27/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Do you have specific questions about data submission or the new data platform? Please join us on an open conference line for virtual “office hours” with the Target: BP staff.

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Success Stories: Early wins with Target: BP

03/28/19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Featuring Beatrice D. Probst, MD, FACEP, associate chief medical officer for Ambulatory Quality and Safety at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, this webinar explores the experience of an academic medical center piloting the improvement program. The program will be recorded and available on-demand.

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April 2019

Target: BP Webinar: Data Platform Training

04/23/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This special webinar will provide helpful tips to assist in navigating our new data submission platform for the Target: BP and Check. Change. Control. Recognition Programs. With both programs now on the same data submission platform, we’ll focus in navigating around the new technology. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced participant in either program, this webinar will help prepare your team for data submission. Highlights of the event include: - Live demonstration of our new data submission portal…

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Target: BP Connect Session – SMBP

04/30/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Facilitators will kick off the conversation with a short review of the topic and invite participants to discuss how they have incorporated new processes into practice and talk about barriers they might be facing.

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May 2019

Target: BP Office Hours – Data Submission Q&A May 1

05/1/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Facilitators will kick off the conversation with a short review of the topic and invite participants to talk about barriers they might be facing and answer questions. This will be an open format call for participants. All lines will be open.

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CMS Proposed National Coverage Determination for ABPM – Public Comments

05/9/19

AHA and AMA have been advocating for policy changes to align coverage and reimbursement with best practices in blood pressure control. CMS has released a proposed National Coverage Determination (NCD) for ABPM. By May 9th, we hope that you will consider submitting public comments to CMS reflecting on how this additional coverage will benefit the patients whom you serve. Please access via the link below.

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Target: BP Office Hours – Data Submission Q&A May 20

05/20/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Facilitators will kick off the conversation with a short review of the topic and invite participants to talk about barriers they might be facing and answer questions. This will be an open format call for participants. All lines will be open.

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Target: BP Webinar: Translating AHA’s New Scientific Statement on the Measurement of Blood Pressure into Practice

05/30/19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

This one-hour webinar will be used to train physicians and other care team members registered for the AHA/AMA joint Target: BP initiative, on the new Measurement of blood pressure (BP) in humans and demonstrate how resources available in Target: BP support translating the evidence into practice. The webinar will highlight the major recommendations of the new statement from the American Heart Association including: - device selection, validation, and calibration; - role and use of 24-hour ABPM and HBPM in diagnosis…

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June 2019

Webinar: Improving Patients’ Health Through Blood Pressure Control

06/3/19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

This webinar is available for all healthcare organizations in Illinois and will cover blood pressure measurement, self-measured blood pressure and Target: BP’s best practices to improve blood pressure control and individual health.

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Target: BP Webinar – Success stories: Real action, real results

06/26/19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

How one Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is using data to drive improvement in hypertension control Featuring Lester Hockenberry, MD, a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Family Christian Health Center in Harvey, IL, this webinar explores the experience of an FQHC piloting the M.A.P. BP Improvement Program. Learn how this health center is improving its hypertension control rate in a disproportionately affected population using team-based care.

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August 2019

Target: BP Success Stories Webinar – Small Steps, Big Impact

08/29/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Featuring experts from Chicagoland AMITA Health Medical Center and Central Minnesota-based CentraCare Health, this webinar outlines the experience of two large health systems’ success in prioritizing BP control. Learn how these leading organizations have improved hypertension control rates system-wide as well as successes and barriers overcome on their quality improvement journeys.

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September 2019

2019 Hypertension Scientific Sessions

09/5/19 - 09/8/19

Join Us in New Orleans for THE Hypertension Conference of the Year With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world. Highlights include a “meeting within a meeting” for Primary Care Providers, a separate track that focuses on applying clinical science to the clinician’s practice, a student trainee advocacy mixer, and much more!

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Target: BP – 2019 Hypertension Conference Connect

09/7/19

Save the date for a Target: BP Connect session. Details forthcoming.

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Target: BP Webinar – 3 New Ways to Promote Target: BP in Your Clinic

09/26/19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This webinar features experts from across the nation who will share tools and resources to assist your health care team in promoting awareness of high blood pressure and sharing the results of your quality improvement efforts.

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October 2019

Target: BP Webinar – How to Improve Hypertension Control Through Team-based Care

10/23/19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

This webinar outlines the evidence behind team-based care and how to incorporate this practice into health care organizations of all sizes and demographics.

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November 2019

AHA Scientific Sessions

11/16/19 - 11/18/19

Join us in Philadelphia from November 16 to 18 for AHA Scientific Sessions – the premier cardiovascular event of the year – for three exciting days of breakthrough and discovery. Featuring hands-on educational sessions, innovative curriculum, networking opportunities and more, this event shapes the future of science and medicine. Stop by Booth #1 in Heart Hub to learn about new resources on the horizon and attend our Target: BP panel discussion to learn about the successful implementation of the MAP…

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December 2019

Target: BP Webinar – Improving BP Control through Policy Change

12/12/19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Learn about important policy updates including expanded Medicare coverage for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, new CPT codes for Self-Measured Blood Pressure, and other advocacy priorities that will support your practice in delivering guideline-recommended care.

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January 2020

2020 Recognition – Data Submission 101

01/23/20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Learn the data submission essentials for 2020 Recognition. Whether you are a first-time or an experienced participant, this program will highlight newly enhanced functionality and helpful tips to assist your organization in seamlessly gathering and submitting data.

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February 2020

Target: BP Connect – Open Forum #1

02/27/20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

Join fellow health care professionals for this live Q&A session where our Target: BP clinical experts will be on hand to answer your specific questions about enhancing BP control practices. Don’t be shy about areas where you feel stuck or stalled.

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Office Hours – 2020 Data Submission Q&A

04/7/20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Tuesday, April 7 from 1-2 p.m. CT* For clinics submitting data *

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CANCELLED – 2020 Recognition Webinar – Data Submission 101

04/23/20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Learn the data submission essentials for 2020 Recognition. Whether you are a first-time or an experienced participant, this program will highlight newly enhanced functionality and helpful tips to assist your organization in seamlessly gathering and submitting data.

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May 2020

Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2020 Scientific Sessions (QCOR)

05/15/20 - 05/16/20

Now a Virtual Event! Learn more and register 

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June 2020

June Office Hours – 2020 Recognition Data Submission

06/9/20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

This live webinar offers a chance for attendees to ask questions related to 2020 recognition data submission for Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes, including questions related to the new "Upload" feature available for multi-site health systems in the data platform.Please register for June Office Hours https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3040794371805859341After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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July 2020

July Office Hours – 2020 Recognition Data Submission

07/14/20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

This live webinar offers a chance for attendees to ask questions related to 2020 recognition data submission for Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes, including questions related to the new "Upload" feature available for multi-site health systems in the data platform.Please register for July Office Hours https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7921124066248081933After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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