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ACP, NMQF partner to better care for African Americans with heart failure

June 27, 2017

In partnership with the National Minority Quality Forum, the ACP has added a performance measure to their Genesis Qualified Clinical Data Registry to improve the treatment of heart failure in black patients, according to a press release.

The measure, developed by the National Minority Quality Forum, is designed to help improve patient outcomes in self-identified black patients with heart failure through a fixed-dose combination of hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate therapy.

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