Advanced hypertension diagnosis and treatment management with the WatchBP Intermediate Practice Solution.
The WatchBP Intermediate Practice Solution helps physician practices improve the accuracy and reliability of hypertension diagnosis and treatment through an evidenced-based program utilizing in-office and out-of-office blood pressure measurement data.
WatchBP Intermediate Practice Solution provides physician practices with a "turn-key" and cost-effective model for advanced hypertension diagnosis and treatment monitoring. The WatchBP Intermediate Practice Solution consists of a unique combination of WatchBP Intermediate PracticeWare and Microlife's WatchBP office, WatchBP O3, and WatchBP home devices that involves minimal adjustment to clinical practice workflow.
WatchBP Intermediate PracticeWareTM provides details for clinical workflow using ancillary medical personnel, advanced hypertension evaluation protocol, structured patient training, and recommended billing procedures for the implementation of ABPM and comprehensive home blood pressure monitoring (HPBM) in a physician practice. The program also strictly adheres to evidenced-based, in-office and out-of-office blood pressure measurement protocols recommended by leading medical societies including the American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Hypertension (ESH), American Society of Hypertension (ASH) , Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and highlighted in a widely publicized "Call to Action" for use of HBPM by the American Heart Association1.
Advancing Hypertension Diagnosis and Treatment with WatchBP Intermediate
Recent studies have demonstrated the high percentage of misdiagnosed cases of hypertension resulting from an over-reliance from a single in-office blood pressure measurement2. While many physicians recognize the value of out-of-office measurements, ABPM devices have proven prohibitively expensive, and home blood pressure measurement (HBPM) is commonly viewed as unreliable blood pressure measurement data.
HBPM is now recommended by all major medical societies as an important and necessary adjunct to in-office blood pressure measurement, and is proven to provide measurement data that closely reflects those of ABPM, the "golden standard" for blood pressure measurement. Moreover, evidence suggests HBPM predicts cardiovascular risks better than in-office BPM and results in better patient blood pressure control1.
With the focus on a combination of in-office and out-of-office blood pressure measurements for both hypertension screening and treatment monitoring, WatchBP Intermediate Practice Solutions provide physicians with the ability to advance hypertension diagnosis and identify patients with masked, white coat, resistant, and/or relapse hypertension. WatchBP Intermediate also helps physicians improve treatment monitoring by providing continuous feedback on patient blood pressure achieved by the world's only guideline-based HBPM device.
1 Call to Action on Use and Reimbursement for Home Blood Pressure Monitoring; Thomas G. Pickering et al; Hypertension 2008;52;1-9; originally published online May 22, 2008.
2 Is the Case for ABPM as a Routine Investigation in Clinical Practice Not Overwhelming? Eoin O™Brien Hypertension 2007;50;284-286; originally published online Jun 11, 2007.