1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. General RPM Industry Questions

Can RPM be used to monitor blood pressure and hypertension?

Using remote patient monitoring to track daily blood pressure at home has been proven clinically effective for managing hypertension.

Yes.  Hypertension is one of the most common and effective use cases for remote patient monitoring.  Many hypertensive patients are already used to taking their blood pressure at home.  Switching to an RPM-connected device provides many benefits for the patient and provider including:

  • Patients no longer need to manually chart readings 
  • Clinicians have automatic, real-time access to data vs. waiting for patients to share it
  • Clinicians can quickly and preventatively intervene – patients are no longer on their own for interpreting the data
  • Cellular devices are very easy for patients to use – they simply push one button on the blood pressure cuff to take their reading and transmit the data
  • Patients and their families, especially those with complex, chronic disease, feel more comfortable that a clinician is monitoring their health every day

Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that RPM is effective for lowering and managing blood pressure.   By analyzing and detecting trends in blood pressure, your clinicians can make the right recommendations on treatment plans and medication before an adverse event happens.  More regular engagement with patients through RPM also allows your team to provide heart healthy lifestyle coaching to patients.