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Overcoming the Fallacy of "My Patients Are Older and Sicker" in Closing Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Diabetes


Friday, February 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. MT.

At this event, traditional opinions regarding the care of difficult-to-treat patients are challenged. A discussion will be led on new approaches to manage patients who are older and possess multiple morbidities. Dr. Michael H. Kanter will speak on field-proven tactics that help clinicians reduce health disparities among those with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.


  • Learn practical strategies used by Kaiser Permanente that can readily be exported to any health system to improve control of blood pressure, lipids, and blood sugar to improve patient outcomes.
  • Learn strategies that have been effective in reducing the disparities in the better management of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
  • Learn effective approaches to overcome the notion held by many providers that their patients are older, sicker, more diverse---the reason why their patients are not in acceptable control ranges for deadly and disabling conditions.

For more information on this event, contact Chad Vargas, HSAG Quality Improvement Associate Director, at 818.265.4688 or