Hypertension is the official term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of the blood as it pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. Chronically higher-than-normal blood pressure can raise risk for heart disease, stroke, and other health concerns.
Chronic disease management is a necessity, not a choice, for payors. Chronic diseases affect 60% of adults and place, by far, the biggest burden on the healthcare system. Improving chronic disease management processes and outcomes in your organization could lower your costs and improve productivity.