MDLand Partners with NYC REACH on a new Hypertension Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Project
New York, NY – MDLand is proud to announce its partnership with The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s NYC REACH. The project aims to help healthcare providers and care teams better support the management of patients with hypertension by providing them with new hypertension-focused Clinical Decision Support (CDS) features in the MDLand iClinic® EHR.
Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in New York City. While prevalence rates are high among all populations, some New Yorkers, such as Black and Latino adults and those living in high-poverty neighborhoods, have even higher rates. The aging population, New Yorkers living with depression and those with other chronic health conditions also report higher rates. Additionally, high blood pressure increases the risk for maternal and fetal complications among pregnant women.
“Fortunately, preventing and managing high blood pressure can help us avoid further heart disease and stroke. We are excited to partner with MDLand to bring tools via their iClinic® EHR to help healthcare providers and care teams improve outcomes and reduce inequities in hypertension care,” said Dr. Duncan Maru, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems, Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“We’re excited by this remarkable opportunity to have an impact on patient health. We hope to better support healthcare practices in the care for their patients with hypertension through the iClinic EHR digital platforms,” said James Long, co-founder and CEO of MDLand.
We at MDLand are continuously committed to bringing better health opportunities through innovation that can help practitioners and consumers in enhancing their service and health respectively. Together MDLand and NYC REACH hope to offer improved patient care to empower healthcare providers, care teams and patients to take charge of their health and improve health outcomes.