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I am going to share some work on this blog that I completed for the California Healthcare Foundation around new models of treatment for chronic illness, in this case high blood pressure, over the next few days.
As I have detailed here previously, there’s a great opportunity with this condition to change the locus of care closer to the patient, with greater accuracy and efficiency for patients, families, their employers, and communities.
Because this way of doing things (patient in control) seemed to be such a change from standard care, I decided to portray the workflow in cartoon format, to show what this might look like in practice.
This is the first set of panels, and shows the different ways that a patient’s suspected high blood pressure might come to the attention of themselves and their doctor. The series will hopefully show how a new model might change things around quite a bit….
Feel free to let me know what you think of the workflow, and of the approach to communicating what is really a big change in the way we manage a condition that is in the United States the #1 reason for a visit to the doctor.