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Home Health Quality Initiative - Cardiac Care

Contact Information

Chanda Sundara, CPHIT, CHP chandas@qualishealth.org (208) 383-5939

Carol Higgins, OTR (Ret), CPHQ carolh@qualishealth.org
(206) 288-2454


Improving Cardiac Care in Home Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that heart and cerebrovascular diseases are top-listed diagnoses for patients discharged from in-patient care. In conjunction with the Million Hearts® Initiative and the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) Campaign, Qualis Health's Home Health Quality Improvement initiative is focused on improving key cardiac health outcomes in Home Health Agencies accross Washington State and Idaho.

Home Health is the perfect setting to assess, educate, and advocate for improving cardiovascular health.


Qualis Health can help you with your quality goals by providing individualized consulting with:

A Focus on the ABCS

  • Aspirin when appropriate
  • Blood pressure control
  • Cholesterolmanagement
  • Smoking cessation

Use Team-Based Care and Use clinical Innovations including:

  • Use everyone who interacts with patients to the top of their skills and license
  • Reward and recognize excellence in the ABCS


What Qualis Health Expects from You:

  • Commitment to improving cardiac care
  • Data submission to cardiovascular registry
  • Sharing submission data with Qualis Health
  • Share best practices with other Home Health Agencies
  • Participate in Qualis Health Home Health Agency events