Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Platform testing benefits of innovations from Omron® Healthcare related to daily control of hypertension

The VITAL plat­form is testing Omron’s Hypertension Management Program through July of 2019 among 200 patients with hyper­ten­sion. This plat­form uses auto­mated blood pres­sure moni­tors oper­ated daily by patients in their envi­ron­ments, and through the Omron Hypertension Management app, sends clin­ical data to Omron’s Dr. Dashboard, allowing clin­i­cians to specif­i­cally assess the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the hyper­ten­sion and to risk-​stratify patients. High-​risk patients can then be iden­ti­fied for earlier inter­ven­tion, poten­tially resulting in improved health outcomes, reduc­tion in acute events and an overall reduc­tion in the cost of patient care.

Omron’s Hypertension Management Platform

According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, nearly half of U.S. adults have hyper­ten­sion, one of the leading risk factors of heart attack and stroke. Spearheading the Omron test is lead inves­ti­gator Dr. Francis Colangelo of Premier Medical Associates in Monroeville, Pa.