June 27, 2012 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Jersey City, New Jersey - Currently, in the United States, it is projected that approximately 30% of adults are unaware that they ail from hypertension, more than 40% of individuals with hypertension are not being treated and about 67% of hypertensive patients are unable to maintain their blood pressure levels within the desired range. It has been estimated that a decrease in systolic blood pressure by 5 mm Hg can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality.
The seventh report of the Joint National Committee (JNC7) on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure reports that more than 50 million people in the United States of America have high blood pressure. This report also indicates that hypertension (high blood pressure) increases the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, end stage renal disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Studies have shown that prevention of these health conditions is possible via frequent monitoring and management of blood pressure in patients. In most cases, this has reduced fatality rates and improved the quality of life for the patients.
The center for disease control and prevention (CDC) has indicated that 25% of the adults in USA suffer from pre-hypertension. This is a preliminary health condition that can develop into hypertension. It is recognized that hypertension can be controlled if patients are motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and regular intake of medication. However, due to motivational challenges involved in pursuing this treatment plan, managing this condition in patients remains a significant challenge. A study by the agency for health and research quality (AHRQ) has shown favorable outcomes in patients where combinations of quality improvement (QI) strategies such as sending email reminders to patients to undertake blood pressure measurements and adhere to treatment plans were applied.
Smart Blood Pressure ("SmartBP") is a blood pressure management tool for patients suffering from hypertension and prehypertension. This tool allows patients to monitor, maintain and analyze their blood pressure data. In addition, it can generate reports and share it with their primary care physicians using a mobile device. This provides the opportunity to take rapid decisions related to the health of the patient almost instantly.
An important feature of SmartBP is its ability to connect and synchronize the patient's blood pressure information with that of health data available in Microsoft(R) Healthvault(R). (web-based database developed Microsoft that has been accredited by various health care organizations). Allowing patients and healthcare providers to access blood pressure information anywhere and anytime can have a significant impact on the quality of health care.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Smart Blood Pressure 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.
At Evolve Medical Systems, we create intuitive blood pressure management systems and powerful patient engagement tools that empowers hypertensive and prehypertensive patients to significantly improve their condition and take active control of their health using their mobile device. Our mission is to reduce the number of hypertension patients and improve healthcare delivery through technology. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds and are comprised of Biomedical Engineers, Physicians, Computer Engineers and Scientists. We have come together with a common goal of creating mobile solutions that can vastly improve current healthcare management and delivery methods. We are based in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. Copyright (C) 2012 Evolve Medical Systems. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.