Guide to Launching a Hypertension Program

    Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Over 67 million American adults are affected, but only 47% of those diagnosed have their disease under control.

    Fighting such a widespread condition takes careful planning and significant upfront investments of time and money. Download this brief to learn how to overcome the challenges of building a hypertension program.


    Major challenges to establishing a hypertension program

    1. Financial constraints

    • Outpatient HTN centers face similar financial difficulties as medical clinics because the specialty is not procedure-oriented
    • Hypertension has the potential to increase health care costs to hospitals via readmissions and ER visits

    2. Intricate staffing needs

    • Hypertension patients are often multi-morbid requiring various specialists
    • Given the clinical overlap between specialties comprehensive multidisciplinary HTN teams are needed

    3. Complex patient population

    • Established HTN programs often receive more complex, difficult-to-manage HTN cases
    • Due to the co-morbid nature of these patients, they can be time-consuming to treat

    4. Disconnected care pathways

    • Given the spectrum of locations patients can receive care (PCPs, outpatient clinics, etc.), it is difficult to have a unified care pathway
    • Collaboration between PCPs and local community organizations can often be unclear

    4 keys to overcoming these challenges

    Download the full brief now to learn how to identify your community's hypertension program needs and set goals to meet them.


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