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RPM for Hypertension

Reducing The Pressure on Healthcare Organizations

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects a large proportion of the US population. As many as 48.1% of American adults have hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of whom only one in four have the condition under adequate control.

 

Wanda Health provides advanced, high-specificity RPM devices ideal for hypertension tracking, allowing clinicians to closely monitor patient blood pressure and take swift action when urgent medical intervention is required.

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RPM for Hypertension

Hypertension occurs when an individual has a systolic blood pressure reading above 130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure of over 80 mmHg. The positive is that hypertension is normally treatable with medications and self-management of the condition to avoid lifestyle factors that can increase risk.

 

Known as a 'silent killer,' hypertension can be difficult to detect without precise, consistent monitoring to detect when changes to average readings are a cause for concern. Untreated hypertension can result in heart failure, heart disease, and stroke, making condition management essential.

 

With almost 120 million cases of hypertension currently in the US, proactive management can help practitioners diagnose masked symptoms, a common issue where medical professionals record normal readings in a treatment setting, concealing ongoing signs of high blood pressure in other scenarios and environments.

 

Effective remote hypertension treatment can prevent hospitalizations and fatalities, with accurate blood pressure monitoring a fundamental requirement to improve patient outcomes.

 

RPM devices provide automated, exact, and ongoing vital sign and blood pressure monitoring, creating a clear record of changing diagnostics and reducing the cost of delivering effective care, with the assurance that any worrying indicators will be immediately flagged.

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IMPROVES OUTCOMES 

Actionable insights expediting intervention management

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BETTER ADHERENCE

Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan

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SAVES TIME 

Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs

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ADDS REVENUE 

Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services

The Benefits of Using RPM for Hypertension

RPM is well suited to all aspects of hypertension monitoring, providing patients with a user-friendly and straightforward way to understand how their readings are changing and how self-care plans impact their blood pressure and exposure to other conditions.

 

Patients can access their results through the intuitive Wanda Health virtual care platform, providing an engaging and inclusive medium through which individuals with hypertension can contribute to their care without needing to schedule regular in-person consultations.

 

For practitioners, this approach provides substantial cost savings. It enhances the value of care provided to the patient, allowing a level of insight and condition control that would otherwise only be possible through daily visits.

 

Medical professionals are alerted when blood pressure readings move outside the ideal range. This functionality allows clinicians to determine the cause and take suitable steps to ensure the patient's blood pressure is back in a safe zone. They can also log hypertension data to analyze the effectiveness of a particular treatment plan or research how different protocols impact the long-term trends in patient blood pressure readings.

 

Our advanced RPM platform also facilitates medication reminders, virtual visits, video calls with the patient's care team, and educational materials to provide additional information about controlling blood pressure at home.

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Wanda Remote Patient Monitoring System Features

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IDENTIFY EVENTS 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE

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VIDEO CALLS AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT

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PATIENT EDUCATION

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REMINDERS AND SCHEDULES

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TIMELY ALERTS

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VITALS DASHBOARD

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SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD

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DOCUMENT AND DATA STORAGE

Who We Work With

Wanda Health works with medical teams, researchers, clinicians, and hospitals across the healthcare sector, providing clients with a broad range of services and RPM tracking tools to manage the care and monitoring of broad patient groups. 

 

With over 75,000 annual hospitalizations related to hypertensive crises recorded across the US, this oversight and condition management can greatly impact long-term patient outcomes and the risk of developing life-threatening symptoms. We work with:

 

  • Primary care providers in the public and private healthcare sectors, including hospitals, clinics, doctors, surgeries, consultants, and community care teams.

  • Diagnostics and testing organizations examining the efficacy of care protocols, medications, and treatment plans for improved patient outcomes.

  • Population health researchers looking into the effects of RPM in reducing preventable hospitalizations or deaths through effective condition management.

  • Post-care and post-hospital medical providers supporting individuals returning home following a hospital stay, treatment, or surgery.

 

We provide a free demonstration to assist any healthcare bodies interested in exploring how our RPM devices and virtual care platform interconnect and transmit results to the practitioner through a secure communications system for patient confidentiality and safety.

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Our Devices

All the RPM devices available through Wanda Health are easy to use, ensuring patients do not need to follow complex instructions to take accurate readings – this also assures the metrics transmitted to their practitioner are reliable and precise.

BLOOD PRESSURE CUFFS

Routine blood pressure measurements are crucial to managing hypertension, recording systolic and diastolic blood pressure to get a full picture of the patient's health and plotting this against other readings to identify changes or improvements.

DIGITAL WEIGHTING SCALES

​​Excess body fat that exceeds the medical ideal can contribute to hypertension, with weight and lifestyle management a key aspect of avoiding strain on the patient’s heart which can cause their blood pressure to rise and remain elevated.

OXIMETER TRACKING

 

Pulse oximeters measure blood oxygen levels, particularly where low blood oxygen is closely correlated with pulmonary hypertension. Patients with high blood pressure are at an increased risk of heart damage caused by pressure on the heart to work harder due to the narrowing of the arteries.

GLUCOMETERS

Patients presenting with both hypertension and diabetes are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke, making it important for clinicians to monitor both blood pressure and blood sugar. Diabetes can also cause hypertension to develop due to changes to the walls of the blood vessels. Read more about RPM for diabetes here.

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Care teams often assign hypertension patients a combination of RPM devices to maintain good oversight of their overall health, depending on the conditions or symptoms the patient presents with and the most significant risks to their well-being.

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RECOMMENDED BY PATIENTS

96% of patients using Wanda Health as part of their care management services would recommend it to family and friends

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VERY SATISFIED PATIENTS

95% of patients were very satisfied using Wanda Health as part of their care management services

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ADHERENT PATIENTS

91% of patients followed their treatment plan using Wanda Health as part of their are management services

Why Choose Wanda Health for Hypertension Management

Wanda Health has created a dynamic, user-friendly, and clinically compliant virtual care platform and suite of hypertension RPM devices to respond to a growing need for professionals within the medical sector to manage larger patient cohorts with a focus on value, high care standards, and accuracy.

 

RPM is ideally suited to patient preferences as an accessible way to engage with the care of conditions such as hypertension in a way that requires minimal time and presents considerable cost-efficiencies, yet with the accuracy and ongoing tracking to allow for responsive and targeted care when necessary.

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