Although telehealth is still relatively new, it is particularly useful for treating a range of diseases, including hypertension:
Regular monitoring at home: Recent studies have shown that it is easy for participants in studies to apply telehealth blood pressure monitor to monitor blood pressure. Of the 432 people recruited to participate in the study on the effectiveness of telehealth on blood pressure, 94% completed the data collection process, including using a home blood pressure monitor and sending the readings back to the telehealth service provider. Given that blood pressure changes over time, telehealth can easily and regularly self monitor and communicate any changes in blood pressure levels to providers.
Avoid "white coat hypertension": Some people experience so-called white coat hypertension. This means that people get higher blood pressure because they feel stressed, anxious or uncomfortable in the medical environment. If you usually have white coat hypertension, taking readings at home and sending them to your provider can help you get the most accurate readings.
Easy access to providers: One of the main benefits of telehealth services is that they can easily connect people with a range of providers and medical experts that may be geographically remote. For those who cannot use vehicles or are not close to public transport, it gives them the opportunity to receive professional care in comfort at home. Elderly people who may not be able to easily visit doctors may also prefer telehealth appointments.
Cost effectiveness: The recent review in 2020 shows that telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be relatively cost-effective and open to more people. The blood pressure monitor TeleRPM BPM Gen 1 can be operated by one button and automatically upload data without additional operation, downloading APP or pairing devices.
The time and frequency of reading depends on your blood pressure, and you can discuss the method suitable for you with your doctor or nurse. It is useful to monitor your blood pressure closely at the beginning, and then monitor it regularly. When you first start using telehealth blood pressure monitor, please measure your blood pressure every morning and evening within a week. Once you record your blood pressure for a week, you can reduce the frequency of readings, perhaps once every week or two weeks. Your doctor or nurse will remind you that it is not necessary to measure it too frequently. If your blood pressure is stable for a long time, you may only need to measure it every four to six months.