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MetaStar, AMA partners with Healthy Hearts in the Heartland consortium

The American Medical Association and MetaStar are partners in a three-state consortium, Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3), involving Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Launched in 2015, the federally funded research program will work with small practice clinics in the Midwest to implement and evaluate quality improvement strategies for cardiovascular care.

Practices participating in the program will receive one year of hands-on coaching, tools and strategies to provide point-of-care for Million HeartsĀ® cardiovascular measures—aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation. MetaStar will work with independent primary care practices in southeastern Wisconsin to implement evidence-based strategies to address these heart health issues.

To participate in H3, practices must:

  • Have no more than 10 providers.
  • Focus on adult primary care.
  • Use a certified electronic health record system.
  • Not currently receive significant quality improvement support.
  • Be located in Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth counties.

A free, 30-minute webinar is being offered Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 a.m. for those who wish to learn more about H3. Click here to register. Additional information is also available in this WMJ column as well as this fact sheet. If you have questions, please e-mail MetaStar.

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