Improving Hypertension Care with Remote
Nearly half of the adults in the United States have hypertension, and only one in four has it under control.
Treating patients with hypertension is challenging whether you are a small provider practice, rural hospital or part of a large health system. Perhaps most important of all is helping patients adhere to provider treatment and learning self-management. Only then is it possible to reduce the prevalence and risk of hypertension, its associative risk with lifestyle choices (tobacco, alcohol, diet, exercise), and strain on health systems and funding appropriation.
Equally critical are understanding any given population and its demographic, efficient access to care through technology, and creating a sustainable operational strategy for treating a patient as a unique individual.
Zyter can help with all of these challenges. And more.
Reducing Risks, Treating Hypertension, Addressing Disparities
High blood pressure is a common condition and can be present for years without symptoms. Understanding risk factors like being overweight, tobacco use, too much salt intake, race, age, and family history can be addressed through proactive wellness engagement.
When hypertension is identified, especially when coupled with complicating factors like diabetes and anxiety, patients are frequently expected to provide regular blood pressure readings to their doctor. The burden of increased engagements and disparities for care (for example, transportation) can be mitigated through home monitoring, care management, telehealth, and personalized engagement.
Paramount to sustaining better health is understanding each individual, removing barriers to care including making technology intuitive, while also producing better and more frequent biometric data. Providing self-management tools for low-risk patients and care management for higher-risk patients helps support the treatment journey.
How Zyter Helps
What to be Aware of
- Identification: Indication of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, increase in weight, and absence of physical activity
- Education: Understanding blood pressure, risk factors, and lifestyle behaviors positively and proactively affecting risks
- Predisposition: Race, gender, and family history
- Comorbidities: Diabetes, obesity, depression
- Operational: Decision support during and post-wellness, social/activity channels, and education
- Identification: Comorbidity treatment plans affecting and addressing blood pressure
- Care Coordination: Assignment, insights, and access to personalized and sustained care
- Observation: Biometric and compliance surveillance with patient-specific thresholds
- Exacerbation: Elevated blood pressure and blood sugars, quick engagement using telehealth
- Social & Disparities: Care support and communication, education, and transient solutions for rural settings
Overcoming Access to Care Challenges
The ability to provide access to care can depend on multiple facets of financial, operational, and value-based influencers. A patient’s ability to access care, sustain it, and improve their quality of living is a direct outcome of those influencers.
Financial – Those who can benefit most from remote patient monitoring devices (DME, OTC, and wearables) often cannot afford them. As reimbursement may be available through Medicare, it is important for providers to understand all financial aspects of supporting a large RPM program prior to launch.
Operational – Providers understand the importance of RPM and telehealth, but care management staff is not sized to handle increased patient cohorts. Integration with the EMR is essential for treatment in a longitudinal record, but RPM data and insights are not easily actionable without requiring more time spent using technology.
Value-Based – Value-based care models are incentivized to demonstrate and sustain health outcomes. Small to large, rural to urban, health care’s mission is to foster improved health; without easy-to-use technology and devices, dismantling access disparities, and sustained patient engagement, “quick wins” are just as quickly lost.
Zyter helps solve these challenges to create access to care for treating hypertension through:
- Virtual technology and services across the healthcare spectrum
- EHR integration and actionable data for the provider and care team
- Reducing the number of tools and “clicks” so staff can spend more time treating patients
- Linking value with risk mitigation, health outcomes, and decreased expense (such as reducing avoidable ED visits and readmissions)
- Supporting behavioral change in patients through educational materials and easier access to care as well as providing virtual support, alerts and reminders to physicians
Patient Access to Care. Improved by Zyter.
Zyter Telehealth creates access to care with secure video for patients, providers, care teams, caregivers, and support services. Along with remote patient monitoring (RPM), Zyter Telehealth provides real-time imaging, biometrics, and virtual evaluation.
Personalized Care. Delivered by Zyter.
Timely alerts, clinical notes and references, urgent care and scheduled video visit flexibility within the provider and care team workflows boosts efficiencies so care teams can spend more time with patients.
Zyter provides support in understanding virtual/telehealth reimbursement and technology to help providers maximize their financial investment through engagement metrics and analysis.
Your Clinical Partner
Zyter is your clinical partner for improving and protecting health. We understand the healthcare delivery needs of doctors, nurses, and care teams, and can help your organization deploy value-based services to improve outcomes and lower cost.
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