Home automated telemanagement in hypertension

J. Finkelstein, A. Joshi, M. Arora

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Abstract

Recent studies demonstrated that successful chronic disease management requires a coordinated effort that includes health care providers who follow recent clinical guidelines in their every day practice, educated patients who are adherent to their prescribed treatment plans and comprehensive patient-provider communication. Studies employing telecommunication technologies have been successful in affecting the major components of chronic disease care including physician practice patterns, patient adherence to therapy, and patient-provider communication. These studies were focused mainly on an improvement of a single component of clinical care process. To date there have been no studies targeting a comprehensive coordinated approach that concurrently employs all of these components in an integrated framework linked to primary care. In this study we propose a multi-component telemanagement system providing an integrated support both to clinicians and patients in implementing hypertension treatment guidelines promulgated by the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-459
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Volume17
StatePublished - Sep 29 2004
EventProceedings 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2004 - Bethesda, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2004Jun 25 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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