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Cardiovascular Health Improvement Initiative


For FAQs related specifically to the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry, click on 'HHCDR' in the menu to the left.

  1. What is the Million Hearts® initiative?

    Million Hearts® is a national initiative that was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services in September 2011 to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Click here for the Million Hearts® fact sheet.

  2. What’s the relationship between HHQI and Million Hearts®?

    HHQI is a proud supporter of the national Million Hearts® initiative that aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017. The HHQI Cardiovascular Health Improvement initiative is very much aligned with this goal, but HHQI’s efforts are ongoing and focused on the home health community.

  3. What new cardiovascular reports are available?

    There are three (3) new reports containing custom cardiovascular health data.

    There are two (2), rolling 12-month Cardiovascular Risk Reports that illustrate overall trending characteristics of your patients’ cardiovascular risks & health disparities. One report illustrates your agency’s total patient population and the other illustrates your at-risk population. The data comes solely from your OASIS transmissions to CMS.

    The rolling 12-month Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR) Report is a unique report that illustrates your agency’s progress in the implementation of preventative cardiovascular care.  This report uses a hybrid of data from your agency’s OASIS transmissions with data entered by your agency into the HHCDR.

  4. How do we join HHQI's Progressive Cardiovascular Learning & Action Network (CardioLAN)?

    The process will vary depending on whether you’re brand new to the HHQI National Campaign or if you’ve already created an account to access our Best Practice Intervention Packages.
  • If you’re new to the HHQI National Campaign, just complete and submit the registration form. You'll be asked if you would like to join the CardioLAN after you submit the form.
  • If you’re already registered for the HHQI National Campaign, click here to join the CardioLAN. (If you’re not already logged in to the HHQI website, you’ll be prompted to do so before you can join.)