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Abacus Health develops e-health blood pressure monitoring system

Abacus Health Solutions has developed a new e-health enabled blood pressure monitoring and feedback system to improve health outcomes for hospital specialty clinics.

The system is being deployed in the outpatient setting to support accountable care, enable meaningful use of HIT for both providers and patients, and drive revenue from encounters and specialty medication dispensing.

The Abacus solution engages patients through the use of feedback and incentives for medication adherence and self-monitoring of blood pressure.

The Abacus system uses evidence-based algorithms for blood pressure monitoring based on a patient’s risk profile and provides individually tailored feedback from the Good Health Gateway (a propriety web-based patient self-management portal).

The system enables blood pressure readings to be easily collected and shared using information recorded with a home blood pressure monitoring device that is synchronized with the Microsoft HealthVault data repository.

Abacus is collaborating with the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University Center for Primary Care and Prevention and Project Director Charles Eaton, on the design and testing of this new e-blood pressure control system.

The study, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is evaluating this new e-blood pressure control system within the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.