The need for transformative innovation in hypertension management

Robin F. Roark, Bimal R. Shah, Krishna Udayakumar, Eric D. Peterson

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Abstract

Despite multiple available effective therapies for hypertension, many patients with high blood pressure in the United States are not adequately controlled. This inability to effectively manage hypertension can be attributed to patient, provider, and system failures. To create an effective model for hypertension management, current care delivery systems must be reorganized around the following principles: improved patient engagement and patient-provider communication, increased use of nonphysician providers, better performance monitoring and feedback systems, and better aligned reimbursement models. Transformation of care around these principles would lead to marked improvements in cost, quality, and access to care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican heart journal
Volume162
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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