"Million Hearts" Posts

Portrait of Lisa-Nicole Danehy

ONC’s Fellows are using Health IT for better health, care and lower costs

Lisa-Nicole Danehy | November 25, 2013

The HIT Fellows use Health IT and delivery system models to achieve the three-part aim: better health, better health care and lower cost
We at ONC have worked with the Health IT Fellows for about six months and are beginning to see the group’s collective insights are helping doctors and patients move toward better health, better health care and lower cost.

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Portrait of Larry T. Jessup, MHA

Let’s Keep One Million Hearts Beating Strong!

Larry T. Jessup, MHA | March 5, 2013

In February, communities across America celebrated American Heart month to promote healthy lifestyles and provide Americans with resources to prevent and control heart disease.
Every year, approximately 935,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease, which is 1 out of every 4 American deaths.  Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

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Portrait of Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Seeking Application Developers for the Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge

Dr. Farzad Mostashari | July 27, 2012

Can we really prevent a million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years? The Million HeartsTM initiative is a public-private effort to do just that by implementing proven, effective, and inexpensive interventions. It’s doable only because so many individuals at high risk for heart attacks and strokes are not being adequately treated, and in many cases, are not in treatment at all. Only 47 percent of people at high risk are on aspirin; less than half of those with high blood pressure or cholesterol have it well controlled;

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