Leveraging Health Information Technology and Team Change to Improve Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Project: Research project

Project Details


the goal of this project is: To implement and test a practical multi-faceted system-based intervention that will: (1) increase CVD risk factor assessment (blood pressure [BP], total and HDL cholesterol, diabetes mellitus [DM] status, and smoking status) among RA patients; (2) systematically identify unaddressed increased CVD risk or uncontrolled risk factors in a manner that is consistent with current U.S. guidelines and accounts for increased CVD risk in RA; (3) increase rheumatologist counseling about CVD risk; and (4) increase appropriate pharmacotherapy for CVD risk reduction (specifically moderate-to-high intensity statins and antihypertensives) by promoting co-management and improving physician-to-physician communication. We will accomplish these goals using provider education, provider-facing computerized clinical decision support, electronic health record (EHR)-supported quality measurement and provider feedback, and rheumatology care-team redesign using a care manager.
Effective start/end date8/1/147/31/17


  • Pfizer Inc. (Agmt 7/31/14)


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