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

Six Snap Shots of Primary Care: What an EvidenceNOW Practice Looks Like

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While practices vary widely by many factors, they have in common a strong commitment to providing the best possible care to the 8 million people they serve …

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Hiring Someone to Make Use of EHR Data Pays Off

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Practices are transforming patient care by improving their ability to use data from their EHRs. However, there are difficulties in relying on the EHR – using them requires expertise and personnel resources that many smaller primary care practices don’t …

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What Have We Learned So Far? A Review of Early Findings from the EvidenceNOW National Evaluation Team

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Did you miss the July 18th webinar on early findings from ESCALATES? See the recording of the webinar here!

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Successful Practice Facilitation Part 2: The Job is to “Go Find the Geese”

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This is Part 2 of Leif Solberg, MD, Dissemination Team Lead for ESCALATES’ conversation with Lyndee Knox, PhD, founding director of L.A. Net …

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Increasing Patient Engagement with Their Care Through the Portal

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One of my responsibilities as a practice coordinator is to encourage practices to make small steps that can make a big impact. For instance, one practice that I work with is trying to encourage patients …

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