Pathway 2: Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support for the Treatment of Hypertension

The Eight Joint Nation Committee (JNC8) Guidelines give clear, evidence-based recommendations regarding treatment for hypertension. Either by integrating clinical decision support tools based on these guidelines into your electronic health record (EHR) or by having a paper-based algorithm available to clinicians at the point of care, you will work to ensure the use of these guidelines in determining the course of care for your patients diagnosed with hypertension.

Interventions

  • Implementing a clinical decision support tool (on paper, electronic, or integrated into an EHR) that guides blood pressure goal setting and documents that goal in the patient’s chart
  • Implementing a clinical decision support tool (on paper, electronic, or integrated into an EHR) that guides medication selection

Primary Guideline

Resources & Tools

References

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