Million Hearts® Webinar

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is hosting the Million Hearts® Webinar on May 7th in honor of National High Blood Pressure Education and Stroke Awareness months.  Leading experts will discuss how they are using the latest health IT tools to standardize and improve the delivery of care to reduce the number of people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both leading causes of heart disease and stroke. 


Photo of Dr. Farzad Mostashari Photo of Dr. Janet Wright Photo of Dr. Peter Basch


Photo of Dr. Nicholas Yphantides Photo of Nora Super

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC

Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts

Peter Basch, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy, MedStar Health

Nicholas “Dr. Nick” Yphantides, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, San Diego County – Health & Human Services Agency

Moderated by Nora Super, Director, Public Affairs, ONC

WHAT:  Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017 by uniting communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private- sector partners to fight against heart disease and stroke.  Please visit here for more information about the Million Hearts® Initiative. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 7th at 3:30pm – 5:00 pm (EDT)


WHY:    Preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes will require a commitment from everyone – health care providers, pharmacies, hospitals, employers, communities, and individuals.  Join this webinar to learn how leading hospital systems and communities are using health IT to engage clinicians and consumers to increase awareness about heart disease prevention and empower patients to take control of their own health. 

This is the second in a series of listening sessions ONC has designed to reach out to stakeholders on important health-IT related issues.


About the author


Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.