An analysis published in March 2014 examines the role of home monitoring, communication with pharmacists, medication intensification, medication adherence and lifestyle factors in contributing to the effectiveness of an intervention to improve blood pressure control in patients with uncontrolled essential hypertension.  The study intervention was delivered over a secure patient website, and used the PACIC survey to assess overall fidelity to the Chronic Care Model.  At 12 months follow-up, patients in the web-based pharmacist care group were more likely to have BP <140/90 mm Hg (55%) compared to patients in the group with home blood pressure monitors only (37%) (p = 0.001). 

Read "Home Blood Pressure Monitoring, Secure Electronic Messaging and Medication Intensification for Improving Hypertension Control: A mediation analysis."