Monday, April 16, 2018
Association of a Smartphone Application With Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control: The MedISAFE-BP Randomized Clinical Trial | Hypertension | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network
Remote monitoring of vital statistics has been attempted., however analytics has shown for blood pressure control, it made no difference. Better medication compliance was revealed, despite no change in blood pressure control.
Remote monitoring may be useful for increasing compliance for taking antihypertensive medication. This may be due to increased awareness by users regarding their blood pressure. Not evaluated was the benefits of certain antihypertensives to prevent heart disease via other mechanisms. such as ACE inhibitors.
Intervention arm participants were instructed to download and use the Medisafe app, which includes reminder alerts, adherence reports, and optional peer support.
MediSafe is available on the:
Among individuals with poorly controlled hypertension, patients randomized to use a smartphone app had a small improvement in self-reported medication adherence but no change in systolic blood pressure compared with controls.
Trial Registration clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT02727543