The Primary Tech-Enhanced Care (PTEC) programme aims to provide care support with simple-to-use technologies like Vital Signs Monitoring (VSM) and Chatbot Support to empower patients to self-manage their condition and improve their health from home, whilst reducing visits to the Polyclinic.
It is a collaborative effort with MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation (MOHT) and the three Polyclinic Clusters - National Healthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP), National University Polyclinics (NUP) and SingHealth Polyclinics (SHP), and supported by Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS).
About Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme
The PTEC Home Blood Pressure (BP) Monitoring Programme was launched in September 2020 at NHGP’s Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, followed by SingHealth’s Bedok Polyclinic in October 2020. It will also be available in NUP’s Clementi Polyclinic in first half of 2021. Subsequently over the next two years, each cluster will progressively roll out this initiativein their polyclinics. Image credit: IHiS
The New Patient Care Journey
Patients enrolled under the PTEC Home Blood Pressure monitoring programme will measure their blood pressure at home using a Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure device. The blood pressure readings are automatically transmitted through the patient’s mobile application to the respective Polyclinic care team. This monitoring allows high or low blood pressure readings to be flagged up for further action by the care provider. In addition, SMS Chatbot Support is available to remind patients to take their blood pressure readings at least once a week, as well as provide care support when required.
Patient’s care journey under PTEC Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme (Source: IHiS).
Who will benefit from PTEC Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme?
PTEC Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme is an impactful addition to our Telemedicine services. It enhances the quality of care, educates and enriches the health of our patients. PTEC-HT will benefit those who want to better control their blood pressure, but may have busy lifestyles and/or are less ambulant. By subscribing to the programme, patients can learn more and better self-manage their condition to prevent disease progression and avoid complications.
For more information about the PTEC Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Programme, please visit: https://www.ihis.com.sg/vsm or https://www.ihis.com.sg/VSM/home-bp-monitoring .
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