EvidenceNOW in Action

EvidenceNOW cooperatives have provided tailored support to small practices in their regions to help them use evidence and data to enhance patient care. For example, external consultants helped practices use their electronic health record data to identify at-risk patients and improve care. They also helped train staff and streamline processes to make care more efficient.

Learn about the positive impact EvidenceNOW is having on these practices and their patients, including identifying and treating patients at risk of heart disease, improving smoking cessation counseling, and reducing clinician burnout.

Cardiovascular disease prevention has the biggest impact on patient care.
Implementing Evidence-based Heart Health Care in Asheville
"Cardiovascular disease prevention has the biggest impact on patient care."
James Early, M.D. (Asheville, NC)
 
The practice is constantly developing new ideas to improve heart health care.
New Ideas Lead to Big Changes in Care
"The practice is constantly developing new ideas to improve heart health care."
Mr. Steven Brantley (Klamath Falls, OR)
 
Implementing small changes and watching how they grow--it has a snowball effect where care continues to get better and better.
Using Data To Tackle Undiagnosed Hypertension and Improve Patient Care
"Implementing small changes and watching how they grow—it has a snowball effect where care continues to get better and better."
Ms. Erin Dickinson (Hammond, IN)
 
[Providing patient care] is really a team effort. Everybody is involved.
Building on Innovation to Become a Champion
"[Providing patient care] is really a team effort. Everybody is involved."
Ms. Connie Wittkopp (Plymouth, WI)
 
Change takes time, but there's always something--that we can work on together to improve.
Helping Primary Care Teams Rediscover the Joy of Practicing Medicine
"Change takes time, but there’s always something…that we can work on together to improve."
Mike Talley, M.P.C., M.O.A. (Richmond, VA)
 
Progress under EvidenceNOW included increasing blood pressure measurement for at-risk patients from 49% to 82%.
EvidenceNOW Leads to Huge Gains for Small Oklahoma Practice
"Progress under EvidenceNOW included increasing blood pressure measurement for at-risk patients from 49% to 82%."
(Broken Arrow, OK)
 

 

 

Page last reviewed September 2018
Page originally created January 2018
Internet Citation: EvidenceNOW in Action. Content last reviewed September 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/about/stories/in-action/index.html
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