Stanford Medicine’s Center for Digital Health received $2.5 million from the American Heart Association to investigate how digital technology can improve cardiovascular health. The grant will fund the creation of a research program to develop and promote digital tools that address unmet needs for cardiovascular care. Additionally, the grant supports a clinical trial to determine whether high blood pressure can be managed effectively with the help of digital technology, and it will fund a fellowship program.
This grant is part of a $14 million to grant to several institutions for work on reducing health care disparities with the help of technology. The institutions—the Stanford School of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins university, and the University of Michigan—will share another $4 million to work together on at least one project and form a national healthy health technology research collaborative.
Hypertension represents a growing problem in America—impacting 115 Americans. For many proactive visits to the doctor isn’t feasible.
The Clinical Trial
The study will test a semi-automated system of managing blood pressu...
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