mHealth Intelligence: Remote Monitoring, Telehealth Use Linked to Tighter Blood Pressure Control

According to a recent study, telehealth services, combined with remote patient monitoring, helped boost engagement and blood pressure control among stroke survivors living in under-resourced communities. The group that received care through the Telehealth After Stroke Care strategy had higher patient engagement rates, with 91 percent of patients in that group completing a video visit with primary care providers and specialists, compared with 75 percent of patients in the usual care group. Notably, the telehealth intervention group had better blood pressure control, with 76 percent of participants having their blood pressure under control at the end of the study, compared to 25 percent in the usual care group.