Content will provide an overview of the AMA MAP™ Hypertension Program, an evidence-based quality improvement program aimed at achieving significant, sustained improvements in blood pressure control. The program name highlights the three key program components care teams should focus on, including Measure BP accurately to obtain actionable data, Act rapidly to make effective shared treatment decisions, and Partner with patients to support their self-management.
Brent M. Egan, MD is Vice-President, Cardiovascular Health in the Improving Health Outcomes group of the American Medical Association. He also serves as Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University, and previously on the Board of Directors and President of the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks. He received his medical degree and training in medicine and hypertension at the University of Michigan. His professional interests center on hypertension, metabolic syndrome and vascular disease, which has led to some 375 original papers and reviews. For the past 30 years, Dr. Egan’s has worked and continues to work with colleagues across the healthcare spectrum on translating the evidence-base into better cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention, especially for medically underserved populations.
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