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Remote healthcare programme improves hypertension and lipid control

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Dr Alexander Blood, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA
AHA 2021
A remote, algorithm-driven programme with over 10,000 enrolled participants was able to reduce hypertension and LDL cholesterol in patients with a high risk for cardiovascular events. The programme may reduce the need for in-person visitations and has the potential to provide equitable care across underserved populations. Dr Alexander Blood (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA, USA) explained that undertreatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia is a serious problem, with 30–50% of patients not receiving the optimal medical treatment [1]. A remote programme was developed to improve hypertension and lipid control, with an emphasis on equal healthcare distribution across subgroups. Patient navigators, pharmacists, and digital technology were integrated into the programme’s model using a remote care delivery platform. In total, 6,887 patients were included in the lipid programme and 3,367 patients entered the hypertension programme. Approximately 40% of ...

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