Online program helps patients manage high blood pressure

06/25/2008 | Yahoo!

Researchers say a Web-based program that allowed people to e-mail a pharmacist, get prescriptions and test results online and access health information helped more than half of patients in a study group get their high blood pressure under control. "We believe that greater use of electronic medical records, Web communications and empowering patients to take a greater role in their care will lead to improved health outcomes and will decrease health care costs," the lead researcher said.

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