Million Hearts

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age.

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“Mobilizing a Million Hearts” Through SMART on FHIR

By Kevin Chaney, Kristen Miller & Allison Dennis – Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin.





Health IT Holds the Promise to Help Improve Health

By Thomas A. Mason MD & Janet Wright MD – About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—67 million people—have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. High blood pressure increases the risk for a variety of diseases, including stroke, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, heart and kidney failure, and atrial fibrillation. High blood pressure is also called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.