CMHC 2018: Small Group Workshops


Real-World Digital Health Implementations to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Hosted in Collaboration with the American Medical Association

Thursday, October 25th | 4:00 – 4:45pm

Insulin Biosimilars


Kate Kirley, MD, MS: Director, Chronic Disease Prevention & Janet Williams, MA: Senior Program Manager

Learning Objectives:

  • Review evidence supporting utilization of digital health solutions to improve blood pressure control
  • Describe the AMA/AHA Target:BP performance improvement program, and the AMA Digital Health Roadmap, as guides for implementing digital health solutions to improve blood pressure control
  • Discuss examples of successful real-world digital health implementations, and apply key learnings to each attendee’s unique practice setting

The use of telehealth strategies is a new recommendation in the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, supporting previous clinical research that demonstrates the efficacy of digital health strategies—when combined with high-quality clinical care—in improving blood pressure control rates. This interactive workshop will highlight the AMA’s digital health roadmap, which features guidance and tools for healthcare providers seeking real-world methods for implementing digital health solutions in order to improve quality of care. Attendees will learn about the AMA/AHA Target: BP performance improvement program for improving blood pressure control, and specific ways to supplement the program with pragmatic digital tools: engineered to support patient self-management.