IN FOCUS: CLINICAL ADVANCES
Physicians must adopt a population health approach to the practice of medicine in order to manage risk in this unstable health care market. This ACO’s integrated, community-based approach to helping their patients with diabetes and prediabetes has reaped rewards and can serve as a model.
Home blood pressure monitoring is a critical complement to care provided during regular office visits. A major Texas health system's pilot program targeting 2,550 adults with uncontrolled BP and a history of persistently uncontrolled hypertension was able to achieve hypertension control for 79 percent of the patients, with 67 percent achieving BP control by the third office visit. Find out how.