21st Century Blood Pressure Diagnosis and Treatment: Workflow, in Cartoon, Bonus Workflow

Employer Workflow

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This is the final, “bonus,” workflow, created to answer the question – “Could an employer be the driver, rather than a physician, of changing the locus of control closer to the patient?”

I think the answer is yes, and given that employers bear most of the cost (along with patients) of chronic illness, there would be incentive for them to do so.

An employer is not a physician so she/he cannot render the diagnosis of high blood pressure, but they can facilitate identification and ongoing management that includes the physician (the physician is included, this is not about removing the physician from a patient’s care, just amplifying everyone’s contribution).

Enjoy, comments welcome as always.

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Ted Eytan, MD