Bay Area Community Health implements Remote Patient Monitoring Program
Hypertension is the world’s leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, disability, and death. Although there has been improvement in past 30 years in hypertension awareness, treatment, and control rates, patients with this condition show a high rate of non-adherence to medication therapy. Left untreated, it can lead to severe complications, such as stroke, CAD, arrhythmia, and death.
RPM can serve as a tool to reduce the number of hospitalizations – Trushna Nagindas
Bay Area Community Health (BACH) implemented Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Program. RPM is the use of digital technologies to monitor and capture medical data from patients and electronically sends information to healthcare providers for assessment.
The benefits of RPM include:
- faster access to healthcare services
- better support and education
- improved patient outcomes
- improved compliance rates
- patients taking more ownership of their health
Trushna Nagindas, Sr. Wellness Program Manager at Bay Area Community Health notes, “RPM can also serve as a tool to reduce the number of hospitalizations, readmissions, and lengths of stay in hospital—all of which help improve quality of life.”
In addition to RPM, BACH continues educating the community of understanding blood pressure readings. BACH hosts BP Fairs to engage patients in having their blood pressure tested and provide additional education. “Understanding results is key to controlling high blood pressure” adds Nagindas. Patients attending BP Fairs are eligible for giveaways such as a blood pressure machine and/or COVID-19 test kits.
To learn more about the program contact our Wellness Team at Wellnessteam@bach.health
Learn more about Bay Area Community Health HERE.