Just under 50% of all adults in the United States are living with hypertension. That is roughly 108 million people living with elevated blood pressure. Out of those 108 million people with hypertension, only 24% of them have their condition under control. Most of the remaining 76% aren’t even aware of the danger they are in. Each year roughly half a million ( 500,000 ) people die due to complications caused by hypertension and high blood pressure. Because of these staggering numbers, it’s imperative more people get checked for hypertension and more importantly take the necessary steps to manage their high blood pressure. One of the most effective tools for monitoring and managing hypertension is via remote patient monitoring.
Hypertension puts you at risk for a stroke and heart disease so ignoring it is dangerous. With remote patient monitoring for hypertension, you not only can accurately monitor your blood pressure from the comfort of your own home, but since the collected data is monitored in real time by trained remote patient monitoring professionals it acts like a possible early warning system for your health.
OnCallCare offers Remote Patient monitoring for hypertension in Long Island, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. If you are interested in learning more about RPM for high blood pressure or any other health condition then please give us a call today at one of our four conveniently located locations.
How does remote patient monitoring for hypertension and high blood pressure work?
Remote patient monitoring for high blood pressure starts with having a high quality and reliable blood pressure cuff. A high blood pressure cuff is the term used to describe the instrument/machine that accurately collects a patient’s blood pressure. OnCallCare utilizes only the best remote patient monitoring equipment for remotely managing high blood pressure which we why we chose to use equipment provided by VRI. When a patient takes their blood pressure at home, the information is automatically sent into the cloud via a wireless connection where it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the patient’s doctor or physician.
What are the advantages of remote patient monitoring for managing hypertension?
The ability to see trends – Remote patient monitoring for high blood pressure allows patients to regularly take their blood pressure multiple times a day from their own home. By having a series of blood pressure checks each and every day, a doctor can easily see trends in the patient’s blood pressure. These trends can indicate a potential issue arising or that the high blood pressure management program the patient and doctor have implemented is working. The alternative to RMP for hypertension is having to rely on blood pressure tests in a doctor’s office or hospital which is nowhere near as effective since the data is taken infrequently and sporadically.
Real Time Data – RPM for hypertension provides real time data. This real time data makes it so that a patient can be on the phone with their doctor who will be able to see the patient’s blood pressure in real time without having to be in the same room. A doctor’s appointment can be a very time consuming and sometimes frustrating experience. With remote patient monitoring, you can skip the hassle of having to go to the doctor’s office and have your appointments in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, not everyone’s condition is the same so it may be necessary to see a doctor in person. It’s not uncommon that in the early stages of getting hypertension under control, a patient has to do regular in-person visits to adjust medication, diet and exercise programs and make sure the high blood pressure management plan is optimized. Once an effective hypertension management system has been established, the patient can more than likely begin interacting over the phone more using the blood pressure readings taken via the remote patient monitoring blood pressure cuff.
COVID-19 Pandemic – Covid-19 is real and it’s not going away. One of the groups that’s in the most danger of becoming hospitalized or worse from covid-19 are individuals with pre-existing health conditions. Hypertension by definition is a pre-existing health condition. Where do people with Covid-19 go when they begin to show symptoms? They go to the hospital or doctor’s office which is the same place you would need to go for a doctor’s appointment regarding the management of your high blood pressure. RPM for hypertension eliminates putting yourself in harms way by allowing you to perform accurate blood pressure tests in the safety of your own home. Give the RPM experts at OnCallCare today at one of our 4 convenient locations and learn more about how you can experience the advantages associated with remote patient monitoring for high blood pressure
Cost – Remote patient monitoring is covered by most of the major medical insurance companies making it one of the most cost-effective methods of managing and monitoring high blood pressure. Due to the complications associated with how the health insurance industry works, we cannot guarantee that your plan will cover remote patient monitoring for high blood pressure or any other health condition so we suggest you give your insurance provider a call to confirm. The RPM experts are also available if you have any questions. Give us a call at one of our 4 conveniently located locations.
OnCallCare offers the best and highest quality remote patient monitoring services in the tri-state area. We offer RPM for hypertension in the following areas:
Staten Island New York RPM CoverageTottenville New York
Connecticut RPM CoverageFairfield County Connecticut
New Jersey RPM CoverageSouth Amboy New Jersey
Long Island New York RPM CoverageWest Hempstead New York