EvidenceNOW is focusing on helping primary care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of Americans, and it is one of the largest initiatives funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

ESCALATES is the national evaluation for EvidenceNOW. The ESCALATES team is studying which practice supports and quality improvement strategies are most effective across the seven regional cooperatives participating in this initiative.

MOST RECENT ESCALATES POSTS

Escalates Learnings

Use of Quality Improvement Strategies in EvidenceNOW Practices

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Implementing quality improvement (QI) strategies in a small- to medium-sized primary care practice can be a challenge. ESCALATES published in the Annals of …

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Using Electronic Health Record Data For Quality Improvement in Primary Care

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See the visual abstract [small infographic] and link to the full paper in the April edition of Health Affairs. “Primary Care Practices’ Abilities And Challenges In Using EHR …

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ESCALATES Methods

Evaluation Of A National D&I Initiative To Enhance Primary Care Practice Capacity And Improve Cardiovascular Disease Care

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ESCALATES Principal Investigator, Deb Cohen PhD, gave the Grand Rounds …

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Data-Driven Diffusion Of Innovations: EvidenceNOW as an Example of a Large-Scale Innovative Delivery Model

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In the February issue of Health Affairs, “Diffusion of Innovation,” David Dorr, Julia …

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Health Care Extension in EvidenceNOW: Taking Innovation to Scale

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Across the country, primary care practices – especially those that are small or rural – struggle to meet the growing needs of patients and the changing demands of health care policy for payment …

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