Success Story: Wisconsin Clinic Uses EHRs to Help Control Blood Pressure
Ellsworth Medical Clinic, Ellsworth, Wisconsin (2012)
In previous rounds of the Hypertension Control Challenge, Million Hearts® established a benchmark of 70% hypertension control for applicants’ adult populations. This 2012 success story reflects the earlier benchmark.
A small practice in rural Ellsworth, Wisconsin, made blood pressure control a priority. With only a small chronic care team, the clinic improved its patients’ blood pressure control rates by 30% in 5 years through patient education and by proactively monitoring patients via electronic health records.