Cell Phones To Remotely Control Your Blood Pressure – Part 3 of 3
She believes the research, “highlights the approaching of medicine by a dual approach whereby physicians can reach beyond the confines of the clinic setting and patients are empowered to take control of their own health”. Testing of the cell phone-based method will perpetuate as Logan and his team try to determine what aspects of the new system account for the improved results.
Rutherford cautioned that, “regardless of the type of telemonitoring system that is used, there will be an impact on the patient’s anxiety based on what clinicians do with the information that is collected. In order to have a successful telemonitoring program, there needs to be an integrated system where clinicians provide the right level of intervention, based on the information provided, whether it is adjustments to medication or having the philosophical see their physician”. Since the research is to be presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.