Long term benefits in digital BP tracking
In this JAMA article, you'll learn about:
- Inclusion criteria of research study
"This is a cohort study of participants using a hypertension self-management program through the participant’s (or their spouse's) employer-based health plan, enrolling at any point in time between January 1, 2015, and July 1, 2020, in the United States. Individuals with a diagnosis or an insurance claim of elevated BP or hypertension and/or a pharmacy claim for a medication for the treatment or management of hypertension were invited to register in the program using mailed postcards, onsite promotion communications, and/or the employer’s benefits package online portal communications. "
- Patient engagement with digital tool
" Greater engagement with the app was associated with lower systolic BP in a mixed-effects model, with high-engagement participants having lower model-estimated mean systolic BP over time than medium-engagement or low-engagement participants (high-engagement: 131.2 mm Hg; 95% CI, 115.5-155.8 mm Hg; medium-engagement: 133.4 mm Hg; 95% CI 116.3-159.5 mm Hg; low-engagement: 135.5 mm Hg; 95% CI, 117.3-164.8 mm Hg; P < .001). "
- Uniqueness of this study
" Moreover, to our knowledge, this is the first study reporting long-term experience with a digital health application for hypertension management, with a magnitude of association that is potentially clinically meaningful. "