Blood Pressure Study Shows Value of Telemedicine

Study Shows Telemedicine Improves Blood Pressure StatsUsing telemedicine to self-report blood pressure and other remote data used in healthcare seems to help patients according to a recent study.  The six month study treated 241 patients trained in two care groups receiving either A) standard care from a primary-care physician, or B) training to monitor their blood pressure at home and reporting their own findings. Participants submitted the data to their physicians via telephone or Internet twice a week and received information and guidance in return to help them manage their blood pressure.  The study seems to show that telemedicine can help patients lower their blood pressure and make positive lifestyle changes without regular visits to the doctor’s office. ===> Continue Reading

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