Infographic: HRSA’s Progress on Blood Pressure Control

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

From 2016 to 2018, average hypertension control across all Health Resources and Services Administration-funded health centers met or exceeded the Healthy People 2020 target, according to a new infographic by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The infographic provides a status update on the program’s goals.

Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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