NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMC Health, the leading provider of proven real-time virtual care solutions, announced today that it has been selected as the telemonitoring provider for HealthPartners Institute and its continued high blood pressure study, Hyperlink.
Previous phases of the Hyperlink study have shown positive results for the control of blood pressure with the use of home telemonitoring. Recently, HealthPartners was awarded $6 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) which will allow for the expansion of the study to include a larger sampling of patients. In the second phase of research, AMC Health and HealthPartners will work together to monitor patients’ blood pressure from home along with a direct link to pharmacists or nurse practitioners. This is in addition to regular doctor visits will determine if telemonitoring can improve a patient’s health and decrease blood pressure more than traditional clinic-based care.
AMC Health will provide patients with in-home devices to measure their blood pressure. Devices will automatically send vitals data through AMC’s robust CareConsole® clinical platform into the HealthPartners Epic electronic medical record. As part of the care team, pharmacists will review, analyze, and act upon home blood pressure readings to manage patients’ hypertension.
“Over 85 million adults have high blood pressure-that’s one in every three adults in the U.S.” said Karen Margolis, MD, MPH with HealthPartners. “Only about half (54%) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Our study will show whether telehealth improves hypertension care for patients who are enrolled directly from a real-world primary care setting. We will be able to get more accurate readings by having patients take their readings several days each week. The partnership with AMC Health ensures we have the right technology and telemonitoring experience we need to continue our research.”
AMC Health has a long history in remote patient monitoring and supporting research studies. “We are honored to work with HealthPartners to help improve such a widespread, chronic problem,” said Nesim Bildirici, president and CEO of AMC Health. “If not controlled, high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, vision loss, stroke and kidney disease, and we’re aiming for our solution to make a significant difference for patients living with hypertension.”
About AMC Health
For 15 years, AMC Health has led healthcare transformation through the use of virtual technologies. The company is the leading provider of real-time virtual care solutions. It’s FDA Class II cleared platform, end to end services and clinically proven solutions enable healthcare organizations to securely extend their services beyond the four walls of the hospital and ambulatory clinic settings. Providing cost-effective population health management, the company’s ever-expanding ecosystem delivers scalable virtual care programs for health systems and payers, connecting to more than 200 devices, apps, and integrations via a single connection. AMC’s customers’ peer-reviewed published studies highlight clinical improvements for conditions like heart failure, diabetes, and hypertension, reductions in hospital admissions, and solid financial return on investment. For more information, visit www.amchealth.com
About HealthPartners Institute
HealthPartners Institute is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. One of the largest medical research and education centers in the Midwest, the Institute has about 400 studies underway each year, trains around 575 medical residents and fellows and more than 800 students, and provides continuing medical education for 24,000 clinicians as well as patient education and clinical quality improvement. For more information, visit healthpartnersinstitute.org.
PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. For more information about PCORI’s funding, visit www.pcori.org