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Stroke Survivors Benefit from RPM

Columbia University research demonstrated that stroke survivors who received a multi-faceted care model, including Remote Patient Monitoring, called Telehealth After Stroke Care (TASC) showed improvements in “patient engagement, patient access and blood pressure levels three months after the first stroke.” With this approach, patients with “received mobile tablet devices, blood pressure monitors and video visits with a multidisciplinary team including pharmacy support.”

In their summary, the American Heart Association listed these key findings:

  • The Telehealth After Stroke Care strategy had a significant improvement in patient follow-up: 84% of patients in the enhanced telehealth group completed the 12-week study, compared to 64% of patients in the usual care group.
  • 91% of patients in the enhanced telehealth group completed the video visit with primary care professionals and specialists, compared to 75% of patients in the usual care group.
  • Blood pressure control was better in the enhanced telehealth group at 76%, compared to 25% control in the control group. 
  • Among Black study participants, blood pressure control improved from 40% of participants at enrollment to 100% at the study’s conclusion in the enhanced telehealth group and improved only from 14% to 29% in the control group.