The Digital Enablement for Medication Optimisation (DEMO) is an initiative led by Changi General Hospital (CGH) pharmacists to enhance hypertension management and provides patients an option for home blood pressure (BP) monitoring with teleconsultation. This transforms the current consult model of in-person consultation, thus empowering patients to take charge of their health.
This pilot project enables patients to perform daily blood pressure monitoring through a Bluetooth-enabled BP monitor. Readings are automatically recorded in the mobile application for the pharmacist care team’s review at the teleconsultation. The mobile application has also been programmed to provide protocol-based responses on abnormal BP readings and provide reminders on missed readings.