NEW YORK – Virtual care solutions provider AMC Health has been selected as the telemonitoring provider for HealthPartners Institute’s continuing high blood pressure study, Hyperlink. Previous phases of the Hyperlink study have shown positive results for home telemonitoring of hypertension. Recently, HealthPartners was awarded $6 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for the expansion of the study to include a larger sampling of patients. 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. The monitoring, 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. AMC Health will provide patients with in-home devices to measure their blood pressure and data will be sent through AMC’s CareConsole clinical platform into the HealthPartners electronic medical record. “Our study will show whether telehealth improves hypertension care for patients who are enrolled directly from a real-world primary care setting,” said Dr. Karen Margolis of HealthPartners in a statement.
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