spokesperson said: "We are delighted to welcome Ben Lloyd to the executive committee, along with our other new members.
Automation is the key feature of an AOBP monitor because it allows the clinician to leave the room while the blood pressure measurement is being taken.
The AOBP is thought to reduce these types of errors.
This tutorial does not endorse one AOBP monitor over another, but the Omron[R] and BpTRU[R] devices received credible support for validity and blood pressure reproducibility (Jirar et al.
During the first 8 months of the project, 435 (52%) of 836 patients with previously undiagnosed and untreated hypertension received a hypertension diagnosis using the algorithm alerts and confirmatory AOBP
readings across the system's 23 primary care clinics.
With the decision to rely on the AOBP machine, the team was ready to reach out to the patients who satisfied the algorithms to see if they were truly hypertensive.
Of the 1,600 patients who were flagged by an algorithm, 475 came in for the AOBP test.
The names of those patients are included a monthly "opportunity for improvement" report, recommending that the physician call in the patient for an AOBP blood pressure reading.