The Hypertension Control Change Package for Clinicians (HCCP) presents a listing of process improvements that ambulatory clinical settings can implement as they seek optimal hypertension (HTN) control. It is composed of change concepts, change ideas, and evidence- or practice-based tools and resources.
Change concepts are general notions that are useful in the development of more specific ideas for changes that lead to improvement. Change ideas are actionable, specific ideas for changing a process. Change ideas can be rapidly tested on a small scale to determine whether they result in improvements in the local environment. With each change idea, the HCCP lists evidence- or practice-based tools and resources that can be adapted or adopted in a health care setting to improve HTN control.
While the science behind cardiovascular risk reduction is continually evolving, there is strong evidence that a systematic approach to HTN management can significantly improve HTN-related care processes and outcomes. The purpose of the HCCP is to help health care practices put systems in place to care for patients with HTN more efficiently and effectively. The HCCP is broken down into three main focus areas: Key Foundations, Population Health Management, and Individual Patient Supports.
Read more about the focus areas.