July 2021 Update
The Million Hearts® tool developed through the 2018 ONC LEAP award has been integrated into the MedStar Health EHR since February 2020. It has been available to an estimated 575 attending physicians in primary care, family medicine, cardiology, and endocrinology, as well as more than 1,500 residents.
During the research period spanning February to December 2020, MedStar Health clinicians generated an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score via this calculator more than 320,000 times. They have also interacted with the ASCVD risk education tool more than 2,000 times, as well as the guidelines more than 485 times.
Looking beyond MedStar Heath, the tool’s source code and implementation information are now available on the ONC GitHub page thanks to this project. The team reports receiving interest in it from around the world and is hopeful other healthcare systems and providers will use it.
While this research effort has concluded, the team believes future studies could focus on assessing any related patient health outcomes, and exploring if the tool can help identify patients at risk for ASCVD even if they are not showing traditional signs of it.
Page last updated: 07/01/21
The team created a tool to provide personalized, interactive heart risk information in patient electronic health records.
MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare