AMC Health, a provider of real-time virtual care solutions has been selected as the telemonitoring provider for HealthPartners Institute for its high blood pressure study, Hyperlink. Recently, HealthPartners was awarded $6 million to expand this study to determine if telemonitoring can improve a patient’s health and decrease blood pressure more than traditional clinic-based care. In the second phase of research, AMC Health and HealthPartners will work together to monitor patients’ blood pressure from home along with a direct link to pharmacists or nurse practitioners. This is in addition to regular doctor visits will determine if telemonitoring can improve a patient’s health and decrease blood pressure more than traditional clinic-based care.
Devices will automatically send vitals data through AMC’s robust CareConsole® clinical platform into the HealthPartners Epic electronic medical record. As part of the care team, pharmacists will review, analyze, and act upon home blood pressure readings to manage patients’ hypertension.
HealthPartners Institute is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community.
“Over 85 million adults have high blood pressure-that’s one in every three adults in the U.S.” said Karen Margolis, MD, MPH with HealthPartners. “Only about half (54%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Our study will show whether telehealth improves hypertension care for patients who are enrolled directly from a real-world primary care setting. We will be able to get more accurate readings by having patients take their readings several days each week. The partnership with AMC Health ensures we have the right technology and telemonitoring experience we need to continue our research.”