HealthPartners Institute Awarded $6m to See if Telemonitoring Can Lower High Blood Pressure

05/01/2016 | HealthPartners
HealthPartners Institute investigators will use a $6 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to continue work on a high blood pressure study called Hyperlink at HealthPartners clinics. Researchers are looking at whether monitoring blood pressure from home with a direct link to a pharmacist or nurse practitioner in addition to regular visits to a primary doctor can improve a patient’s health and decrease blood pressure. Telemonitoring means patients have their own blood pressure measuring device at home. Readings are transmitted to a pharmacist or nurse practitioner and they can tailor treatment.