Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP)—an evidence-based strategy to lower blood pressure and improve control of hypertension—is supported by numerous domestic and international guidelines and was highlighted in the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2020 Call to Action to Control Hypertension. However, there remains a lack of infrastructure to support effective data flow between home blood pressure devices and the clinician. To advance the collection, transfer and use of patient-generated health data for SMBP, PHII has collaborated with the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). As part of this collaboration, PHII and CDC conducted a national assessment of the health informatics landscape supporting SMBP and advocate for the use of health information standards that can alleviate some of the current barriers and gaps. PHII continues to advocate for and advance SMBP interoperability standards through our work with CardX, housed within the CodeX FHIR Accelerator. CardX aims to enable standards-based interoperability in cardiovascular health and healthcare.
The following resources highlight our work in reducing health IT barriers to improve widespread SMBP adoption.
SMBP: Key Findings from a National Health Information Technology Landscape Analysis
This report includes recommendations to alleviate or reduce gaps and barriers for widespread adoption of SMBP.
How Do We Jump-Start SMBP in the U.S.? Addressing Barriers Beyond the Published Literature
Health IT Checklist for SMBP Telemonitoring Software
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