Partnerships for Patient Well-Being
Pilot Program in Hypertension and Heart Disease
We are currently constructing a pilot program, the first of its kind, to educate patients newly diagnosed with hypertension what the diagnosis will mean to their health and wellbeing over time. The goals are:
The program will include ongoing patient medical education, testing and certification of the knowledge, follow-up to measure compliance, and analysis to refine programming. Patients who participate will receive a certificate redeemable for rewards contributed by participating partners.
BestPatient.com is our interface with patients and the site will be going live soon.
We are currently recruiting partners to support the program in one of three ways:
1. Financial support for content development
We envision five or more partners from among corporations that manufacture products or provide services for management of heart disease. Their grants will be pooled to support independent non-biased development of educational programming.
2. Rewards donation for successful patients
Patients who successfully complete the specified course of study will qualify to redeem their Knowledge Certificate for products and services that will help promote their wellbeing. Examples include:
If you have a product or service that would benefit patients with hypertension or heart disease and you would like to donate rewards, please contact us for further details.
3. Analytical process development
We plan to assess patient understanding before and after course participation, follow-up relative to behaviour changes, compliance and utilization of health services over time, and report results on an aggregate basis to our partners and health authorities. If you wish to participate in the research by providing analytical tools or processes, please contact us.
The research results will be made available to partners.
The program development is supported by: