OS 26-02 A NEW APPROACH FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION.

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Abstract

Objective:

About 40% of adult population suffers from arterial hypertension and its complications are in the leading places among overall and cerebrovascular mortality. Despite the broad range of available medications and its combinations, less than half of the patients have adequately controlled blood pressure worldwide. And arterial hypertension has a great social and economic impact. Our goal was to create a program which will give an opportunity for long term control of arterial hypertension and closer follow up.

Design and Method:

Together with IT specialists we created HBP.am (and/or hbpcenter.com) website and web-based special program. It has already passed the testing process and we already have included patients. After patients’ full examination and the treatment prescription the patients’ data are entered to the system. The physician predicts the disease course, blood pressure variations and plans the treatment according to it. Any time, the patient enters the necessary data (BP, complaints, etc.), receives the automatic instruction about the treatment corrections and advises. 24/7 operator is available, and system's work is under continuous monitoring, operator interfere when it is necessary. In case of severe blood pressure variations or serious complaints, the system connects the patient with the operator and the operator can even send the emergency if needed.

Results:

The system and the program give us the following opportunities:

Results:

1. 24/7 monitoring of patients’ blood pressure, complaints and compliance,

Results:

2. send notifications to patients, remind to take the medications and measure blood pressure on time,

Results:

3. every patient has a secure access to his/her account, where the patient can revise the treatment, access to any information about his/her disease,

Results:

4. the system gives the opportunity to follow up an unlimited number of patients.

Conclusions:

We assume that with this system we will have better control of arterial hypertension with lower costs.

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