Hill-Rom has launched its new Welch Allyn Home Hypertension Program, a connected monitoring solution to help patients monitor their health from the home.

The program will enable patients to monitor their health using the clinically trusted Welch Allyn Home Blood Pressure Monitor. Patients can seamlessly sync their monitor to a smartphone app (available through the App Store or Google Play) that allows them to engage in their progress towards healthy BP goals.

For practitioners, this data will transmit to the free Clinical Portal, which provides practitioner visibility to patient compliance against treatment recommendations and an organized view of accurate information. The Clinical Portal is a secure cloud-based platform, allowing for physicians to access patient data at any time.

According to the American Heart Association, one out of three adults in the US has high blood pressure and approximately 46% of those don’t have their condition under control, which contributes to approximately 1,000 deaths per day. But the combination of home blood pressure devices, communication and clinical support has been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure by 20 points, according to data cited by Hill-Rom.

“The statistics show that monitoring blood pressure within the home can have true lifesaving potential,” said Alton Shader, president, Front Line Care. “The Welch Allyn Home ™ Hypertension Program demonstrates our commitment to innovation, patients and their caregivers with easy-to-use technology and the accuracy found in our multi-parameter hospital-grade monitors.”

More information is available at www.WelchAllynHome.com.