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New Data From Partners Center For Connected Health Demonstrates Wireless Mobile Technology Improves Patient Engagement, Outcomes
Date:7/9/2013

This retrospective analysis was supported by a grant from the Verizon Foundation, which supports technology-enabled patient care programs improving quality and access to care for underserved communities.

The Center for Connected Health had previously reported that the Blood Pressure Connect program decreased systolic BP by 6 mmHg and diastolic BP by 2 mmHg. Just a 5mmHg decrease in blood pressure can reduce mortality due to stroke and heart disease by 14% and 9%, respectively. Patients who engaged in the Diabetes Connect program achieved an average hemoglobin A1c drop of 1.5% over a one year period.

About the Center for Connected Health
The Center for Connected Health is creating effective, new solutions and innovative interventions to deliver quality patient care outside of the traditional medical setting. Our programs use a combination of remote-monitoring technology, sensors, and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Center also offers expert online second opinions, virtual visits, and engages in innovative research to uncover new models for better care. The Center's Consulting Services assist companies, providers and other organizations to learn more about entering the connected health space and to prepare products and services for integration into the healthcare delivery system. The Center for Connected Health is a division of Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based healthcare delivery system founded by its Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching institutions, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
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