What You Should Know:
– Parkland Health & Hospital System – one of the largest health systems in Dallas, Texas – has selected Current Health, the leading enterprise care-at-home platform, to support patients with hypertension from the comfort of their own homes.
– Through its new hypertension monitoring program, Parkland aims to mitigate this risk by providing regular monitoring, engagement, and education. Parkland will use Current Health to monitor patients’ blood pressure and other symptoms and trigger alerts if their conditions worsen. This not only enables proactive intervention leading to better patient outcomes, but also fosters improved experiences for patients – and lower system costs – via reduced hospital visits.
– According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half (47%) of adults in the United States have hypertension, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. As part of the program, patients will receive a wireless blood pressure cuff that is pre-configured to stream blood pressure data into Current Health’s device-agnostic platform. Additionally, patients will also be provided with a Home Health Hub that includes internet connectivity and a tablet so they can respond to daily symptom questionnaires and receive real-time reminders to take their blood pressure.