February 2017
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Sharing Blood Pressure Control 
Best Practices from Across the Country 
American Heart Month is celebrated each February and honors health professionals, researchers and heart health ambassadors whose dedication to fighting heart disease enables countless Americans to live full and active lives. 

To spread knowledge and experiences that will promote better care, atom Alliance is sharing blood pressure control best practices from providers across the nation.

New Guideline on Systolic Blood Pressure for People Aged 60 Years and Older

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently released a joint practice guideline on systolic blood pressure for people aged 60 years and older with hypertension.

A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, is aiding implementation of key health-care related legislation.

Kentucky, Mississippi Nursing Homes Receive Targeted Assistance 

atom Alliance was recently awarded funding to work collaboratively with nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Kentucky and Mississippi to improve quality-of-care concerns that represent the greatest potential for patient harm.
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 17.A1.01.004