Hypertension Management Program (HMP) Toolkit
The Hypertension Management Program (HMP) toolkit is an online interactive training for a team-based, patient-centered, integrated care model. The goal of the HMP is to improve the quality of patient care and decrease the number of patients with uncontrolled hypertension to improve each patient’s overall health and wellbeing. Evaluations have shown the HMP to be effective in the promotion of hypertension control among patients in healthcare settings that serve populations who bear a disproportionate risk of hypertension (including those without health insurance).
This toolkit was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) to provide healthcare organizations, including those in resource-constrained settings, with the information and resources to implement the HMP and improve hypertension control among their patients. CDC DHDSP developed an online toolkit that consists of interactive e-learning modules that are designed to guide learners through the key features of the ten HMP components and prepare them for implementation at their health system. The online e-learning modules are accompanied by a PDF toolkit document that can be used as an additional resource for users.
The purposes of this toolkit and the associated online e-learning modules are to provide healthcare organizations:
- An overview of the HMP, its ten core components, and suggestions for implementing the HMP in clinical settings.
- Guidance to staff, administrators, and other healthcare professionals on how to implement and adapt the HMP for their unique clinical setting.
This section provides the ten modules of the Online Interactive HMPToolkit.
|Module Title||Description of Content|
|Overview||In this module, we’ll introduce you to the Hypertension Management Program Implementation Toolkit. The toolkit provides healthcare organizations with the information and resources needed to implement the program and improve hypertension control among their patients.|
Integrated Care Team
|In this module, we’ll examine the roles of the integrated care team and the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to utilize the integrated care team to educate patients about managing their blood pressure, identify risk factors for hypertension, prescribe and modify treatments for hypertension, and maintain an ongoing dialogue with patients about their health and care.|
Patient Registries and Outreach Lists in the EHR
|In this module, we’ll examine patient registries and the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to understand them and their use in conducting outreach for the Hypertension Management Program.|
No-Copayment Walk-in/Scheduled Blood Pressure Checks
|In this module, we’ll explore the implementation of blood pressure checks that do not require a copayment.|
EHR Alerts for Blood Pressure Re-check
|In this module, we’ll examine the implementation of electronic health record alerts for blood pressure re-checks, including the knowledge, skills, and tools the Information Technology staff need to create the alerts and that the clinical staff need to effectively use the alerts.|
Education for Nurses and Other Staff on Blood Pressure Measurement Technique
|In this module, we’ll explore the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to select a measurement technique for your health system and the staff education needed to implement this technique consistently.|
Promote Use of Combination Medications to Treat High Blood Pressure
|In this module, we’ll examine the use of combination medications to treat high blood pressure and the knowledge, skills, and tools needed by physicians and the clinical staff to effectively promote the use of combination medications for high blood pressure.|
Hypertension Management Visits
|In this module, we’ll examine hypertension management visits and the knowledge, skills, and tools needed by the clinical staff to effectively implement these visits.|
Promotion of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
|In this module, we’ll explore the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to create a self-measured blood pressure monitoring program and to develop a process for communicating results to providers in your health system or clinic.|
Specialty Department Blood Pressure Measurements with Referral to Primary Care When Needed
|In this module, we’ll explore specialty department blood pressure measurements with referrals to primary care when needed.|
Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition
|In this module, we’ll examine the activities and considerations for incentivizing high-performing providers, staff, and teams, and the knowledge, skills, and tools needed by the leadership and human resources staff to effectively implement these incentives.|
This section provides a pdf toolkit document that users can review as an additional resource.
The Hypertension Management Program (HMP) aims to improve the quality and management of patient care, and decrease the number of patients with uncontrolled hypertension. This evaluation summary describes a mixed-methods evaluation to assess program implementation, facilitators and barriers, hypertension outcomes, and program implementation costs.