Despite the support and endorsement for self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), an evidence-based strategy to lower blood pressure and improve control of hypertension, there is a lack of infrastructure to facilitate effective data movement between home blood pressure devices and the clinician, referred to as the SMBP feedback loop. Several gaps and barriers exist as it relates to policy, interoperability standards and specifications, and SMBP in practice. To advance the collection, transfer and use of patient-generated health data to improve hypertension management, PHII collaborated with the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of CDC to carry out a national assessment of the health information technology and health informatics landscape supporting SMBP monitoring. The following report identifies several gaps and barriers to consider for widespread adoption of SMBP, as well as recommendations to alleviate or reduce them for successful SMBP.
This summary report was supported by cooperative agreement number OT18-1802 from the CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP); project period: 09/01/2020 – 07/31/2021. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services.