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

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International Conference on Practice Facilitation: Even Practice Facilitators and Practice Facilitation Program Leads Need Support!

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The inaugural International Conference on Practice Facilitation was a two-day event …

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AHRQ: EvidenceNOW Results: Increased Capacity for Quality Improvement in Small Primary Care Practices

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The following graphic created by AHRQ from ESCALATES data illustrates the increase of practice capacity in the participating …

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The Bottom Line: Primary Care Practices’ Abilities And Challenges In Using Electronic Health Record Data For Quality Improvement

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Learn the bottom line about the Health Affairs paper, “Primary Care Practices’ …

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Reactions to the new Blood Pressure Guidelines in EvidenceNOW Practices

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The new hypertension guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Hospital Association is important for practices working to improve …

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Practice Facilitator Data-Driven Support Strategies for EHR Challenges

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See the visual abstract [small infographic] and link to the full paper in the May edition of The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Practice Facilitator Strategies for Addressing Electronic …

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