However, if left untreated, it is a major risk factor for a number of chronic and acute conditions, including coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart failure. There is not one specific cause for hypertension, and physicians typically attribute its appearance to a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors. A typical hypertension management plan involves an effort to first lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes such as weight loss, increased exercise, and diet improvements. If necessary, medication can help with management efforts.
Utilizing Connected Health software, physicians are able to better track a patient’s numbers, regardless of whenever their next appointment may be. Claricode worked with a large healthcare organization to create a customizable patient-provider portal. Through the portal, providers may track their patient’s blood pressure, setting an acceptable range specific to each patient. The portal will notify the provider if the patient is out of range, allowing them to make rapid adjustments to their treatment plan or medication.