Clinical Quality Measure - Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure

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The best process for meeting this measure involves 2 steps.

1. Record the Patient's Blood Pressure in the Vitals List.    

2. If the physician has determined that the patient should be diagnosed with Hypertension then that diagnosis is added to the Problem List.
Although there are other Hypertension ICD-10 codes, this examples shows a diagnosis of I10 - Essential hypertension primary.

Following the process above will meet the CMS127v5 Clinical Quality Measure. 

Measure Name eID eNQF NQF QID 
     Hypertension: Improvement in Blood Pressure CMS127v5 N/A  N/A  373
 Measure Description Domain   Type  High Priority?
Percentage of patients aged 18-85 years of age with a diagnosis of hypertension whose blood pressure improved during the measurement period. Effective Clinical Care Intermediate Outcome Yes
 eMedRec Process Vitals tracking and Hypertension included in Problem List

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