IT Conference Brings Together Global CVD Experts
Resolve to Save Lives convened a group of global experts to discuss digital tools for blood pressure monitoring and control, with the goal of developing a new platform to support hypertension patients, providers, and program managers. Globally, only 14% of adults with hypertension have it under control. Information is key to improving hypertension treatment, and having a system that can provide clinicians and program managers with the hypertension control rate at a clinic and status of individual patients allows for continuous program improvement. During the conference the participants discussed current digital tools, as well as barriers to successful hypertension IT programs. The Resolve team plans to take the lessons learned from the conference and apply them towards the design of a beta version of their hypertension tool.