Uncontrolled hypertension is a major public health concern in the United States. High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and several other conditions.
While almost fifty percent of all American adults suffer from hypertension, only one out of four have it under control. Hypertension was either a main or underlying reason for nearly half a million deaths in the United States in 2018.
As the pressing need for resources to control hypertension becomes evident, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), with its improved patient health outcomes in cases of uncontrolled hypertension, comes to the fore as an excellent tool for high blood pressure patients.
Let us discuss how enrollment in RPM for uncontrolled hypertension can help patient outcomes, and result in better management of the disease.
How Can RPM for Uncontrolled Hypertension Help?
RPM for uncontrolled hypertension helps patients with developing consistency in taking their measurements, recording them, and cultivating proactive behavior in managing their condition.
At the same time, it also helps healthcare providers by presenting acute insights into the patient’s blood pressure trends, with the aid of data analysis. This helps the care providers make well-informed decisions regarding the patient’s treatment planning.
HealthSnap’s Partnership with Resurgia
Resurgia Health Solutions, an Atlanta-based house call medical practice, used to receive incomplete or inconsistent patient reports during home visits. Medical measurement records kept by their patients, mostly Medicare patients, were either irregular or sometimes even illegible. This often resulted in unnecessary outreach and inefficient use of staff time.
HealthSnap’s partnership with Resurgia gave the care team access to real-time data with RPM for uncontrolled hypertension, offering a reliable picture of their patient’s health. Resurgia Health has not looked back since, making virtual care the foundation of their hypertension and health management plan, as they find a sustainable way to collect and respond to the patients’ health data.
By partnering with HealthSnap, they have managed to use patient data to identify health risks, predict potential events, and intervene proactively; making a significant difference to the patient as well as improved financial outcomes.
Results of the Partnership
Resurgia Health Solutions enrolled almost 300 patients over a period of one year in HealthSnap’s patient monitoring program. A markedly increased patient engagement saw the transmission of 17 days of data in a calendar month on average, for patients enrolled for 90 days or more.
Better health outcomes were marked by improvements in systolic blood pressure by 4.83mmHg on average, and improved diastolic blood pressure by an average of 2.35mmHg. Overall, the program has so far achieved marked improvements in patient satisfaction, self-efficacy, security, and health literacy.
Hypertension Care Plan Management with HealthSnap
HealthSnap’s RPM program makes sure that patients remain in control, by monitoring their blood pressure readings in real-time. It allows the healthcare provider to proactively adjust the patient care plan so that it is tailored to enhance the patient experience while also reaching out to patients who are at high risk.
HealthSnap’s patient-specific blood pressure alerts, personalized outreach, and medication adjustments based on real-time data; all combine to deliver proactive patient care in the home. To learn more about how Remote Patient Monitoring with HealthSnap can help your enterprise achieve its clinical and financial goals, call 888-780-1872 or use our online form to request a consultation or demo.
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