Lessons from COVID-19 and a successful program targeting Black maternal health in Georgia are informing a new national perinatal care model.
A Kaiser Permanente study found that blood pressure patterns in early pregnancy were tied to increased risk of preeclampsia and other pregnancy-related high blood pressure conditions.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the top and bottom numbers in a blood pressure reading are both important in determining a patient’s risk for heart disease. Alexander Flint, MD, a neurointensivist and stroke specialist with The Permanente Medical Group, says in an article on NBCNews.com that clinicians need to pay attention to the bottom number (the diastolic pressure) just as much as the top (systolic).
The organization is the highest performing in dozens of care and treatment measures in the NCQA’s annual Quality Compass report.
Joseph Young, MD, took on the role of clinical hypertension lead to improve the health of patients and the larger community.