Hypertensive patients who received medication management tools through EHRs saw an increase in blood pressure over one year, compared with those getting usual care, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hypertensive patients who received the EHR tools plus help from nurse educators saw a slight but nonsignificant drop in systolic blood pressure, compared with the usual care group, but they better understood their medication instructions and dosing.
Nurse educators help patients understand BP drug instructions
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