Telehealth in hypertension management: remote monitoring, adherence, and patient outcomes

Authors

  • Marwah Yakoop Abdullah Department of Family Medicine, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Khaled Fahad Al Ouqla Department of Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Saleh Alnakhli Madinah Health Clusters, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Majed Ali Asiri Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Asir, Saudi Arabia
  • Areej Ali Hamdi College of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Abdullah Al Bakrah Emergency Medical Services, Dhurma General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Narjes Taysir Alnasiry Department of Emergency Medicine, Anak General Hospital, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
  • Meshari Zainalabidin Alshareef Pharmacy Department, Hera General Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Hanan Hassan Alahmed Hematology Department, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Hospital of Hematology, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
  • Fatimah Mohammed Aljubran Eastern Health Cluster, Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Afnan Hamdan Alanazi Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Arar, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233861

Keywords:

Telehealth, Hypertension, Patient outcomes, Remote monitoring

Abstract

Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is characterized by consistently elevated blood force against artery walls. Managing hypertension involves lifestyle adjustments and, when necessary, medication. Telehealth is instrumental in transforming hypertension management, utilizing technology to enhance remote monitoring, engage patients, and enhance overall outcomes. This review seeks to amalgamate existing literature and advancements in telehealth applications specific to hypertension, offering a comprehensive understanding of the present knowledge landscape, identifying gaps, and shedding light on implications for patient outcomes. Telehealth stands as a revolutionary force in hypertension management, providing inventive approaches for remote monitoring, promoting medication adherence, and overall enhancing patient well-being. However, challenges like technological barriers, security concerns, and resistance to change need addressing. Issues surrounding device compatibility, accuracy variations, and limitations in substituting certain in-person examinations also require attention. A holistic strategy, encompassing technological progress, education, and policy evolution, is crucial to overcome these challenges and fully realize telehealth's potential in hypertension management, contributing to improved patient outcomes and a reduced global burden of hypertension and chronic diseases.  

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Published

2023-12-20

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Abdullah, M. Y., Ouqla, K. F. A., Alnakhli, M. S., Asiri, M. A., Hamdi, A. A., Bakrah, M. A. A., Alnasiry, N. T., Alshareef, M. Z., Alahmed, H. H., Aljubran, F. M., & Alanazi, A. H. (2023). Telehealth in hypertension management: remote monitoring, adherence, and patient outcomes. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 387–391. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233861

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