IN FOCUS: CLINICAL ADVANCES
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.
To encourage patients to live healthier lifestyles, researchers at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have adopted Nobel Prize-winning “nudge theory” in a new study, Improvement in Medication Compliance Through the Implementation of Personalized Nudges: the ENCOURAGE Trial, for medication adherence in cardiovascular patients. Here is how sending nudges can help improve medication adherence.