Category: Connectivity for Californians

Stepping Through a Patient’s Experience with Hypertension: Adjusting Therapy

Many patients already self-monitor (55 %, do it, 64 % own a monitor) – many have not been trained how to monitor correctly, and may over monitor; the most accurate way to monitor is twice per day, once in the morning, once in the evening, for 7 days. … The estimates of “masked hypertension,” or high blood pressure that appears normal in the doctor’s office are probably much greater than the 10 % reported; many patients restart medications in advance of coming to see their physicians (“similar to flossing your teeth a week before the dentist appointment”).

Project Plan: Connectivity for Californians

Defining of the target condition for multiple audiences – a “general” target, which is overall infrastructure and connectivity for all chronic illnesses, a “specific” one for the Foundation, which is a target condition, hypertension, to stay focused on one thing. Addition of another milestone, a partner summit, this summer, to go over workflows and technology feasibility Rapid management of follow-up / countermeasures, including defending the “presenteeism” hypothesis (which I believe I can), and the “patient engagement” challenge (see this post for discussion on this).