WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2024 — In July 2022 CHP of Illinois partnered with BlueStar to pilot a hypertension remote monitoring program that has been extremely successful in managing its high blood pressure patients through a program that has seen a more than 30% reduction in the risk of both heart attack and stroke.
BlueStar TeleHealth has been partnering with CHP of Illinois, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) who provides quality and comprehensive, preventive, and primary health care throughout the entire life cycle of their patients. The remote patient monitoring (RPM) program puts health equipment in patient’s homes, and electronically monitors patient outcomes. This data, coupled with enhanced patient engagement, enables CHP to better manage their patients’ hypertension.
CHP’s remote hypertension monitoring program has become popular with patients, physicians, and nurses alike. The new RPM program for diabetic patients serves as part of CHP’s ongoing effort to better serve more of their patients with chronic conditions. Collaborating with BlueStar on this second initiative, CHP’s RPM programs can be launched quickly and effectively without placing a significant burden on its own staff.
BlueStar’s CEO, retired Admiral Robert Wray, said, “We’re proud to continue partnering with a quality health care provider like Community Health Partnership of Illinois with a focus on delivering better care to their patients in the comfort of their own home.”
CHP’s CEO, Eleace Sawyers, said, “The program has been extremely successful for our patients and added value for our care teams, for example, after 24 weeks, 69% of the uncontrolled hypertensive population was in control in our initial cohort. We are very pleased with the current outcomes thus far while knowing that there are immense benefits from lowering blood pressure and its positive correlation in the prevention of serious cardiovascular conditions such as strokes, heart failure and heart attacks. We know that statistically, controlling blood pressure as well as possible, will reduce the risk of health and circulatory disease. We look forward to continuing, and hopefully expanding, this partnership with BlueStar TeleHealth.”
CHP’s medical professionals are pleased to offer remote patient monitoring (RPM) to their patients and appreciate the assistance provided from BlueStar’s turnkey service and support, allowing them to continue focusing on their mission of providing excellent healthcare to patients.
About BlueStar TeleHealth
BlueStar TeleHealth specializes in delivering the final mile of telehealth services into patients’ homes. Their comprehensive offerings include hardware, software, care plans, nurse monitoring, logistics, tech support, customer service, patient recruitment, onboarding, equipment management, and retrieval. This approach enables caregiving organizations to focus primarily on clinical care while BlueStar handles the complexities of delivering telehealth services. https://bluestartelehealth.com
About Community Health Partnership of Illinois
Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). CHP empowers individuals, including the uninsured, underserved, migrants and seasonal agricultural workers, to attain their best health and well-being. Their network is comprised of six health center brick and mortar sites, two mobile medical/dental clinics, four brick and mortar dental clinics and multiple outreach sites across northern and central Illinois. For more information visit: https://www.chpofil.org.