New Concepts in Hypertension Management: A Population-Based Perspective

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Nov-Dec;59(3):289-294. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 30.


Hypertension (HTN) is the most common chronic disease in the U.S., and the standard model of office-based care delivery has yielded suboptimal outcomes, with approximately 50% of affected patients not achieving blood pressure (BP) control. Poor population-level BP control has been primarily attributed to therapeutic inertia and low patient engagement. New models of care delivery utilizing patient-generated health data, comprehensive assessment of social health determinants, computerized algorithms generating tailored interventions, frequent communication and reporting, and non-physician providers organized as an integrated practice unit, have the potential to transform population-based HTN control. This review will highlight the importance of these elements and construct the rationale for a reengineered model of care delivery for populations with HTN.

Keywords: Chronic disease; Hypertension; Patient engagement.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / therapy*
  • Patient Participation* / methods
  • Patient Participation* / trends