Using an established telehealth model to train urban primary care providers on hypertension management
The objective of this study was to determine whether a videoconference-based telehealth network can increase hypertension management knowledge and self-assessed competency among primary care providers (PCPs) working in urban Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). We created a telehealth network among 6 urban FQHCs and our institution to support a 12-session educational program designed to teach state-of-the-art hypertension management. Each 1-hour session included a brief lecture by a university-based hypertension specialist, case presentations by PCPs, and interactive discussions among the specialist and PCPs. Twelve PCPs (9 intervention and 3 controls) were surveyed at baseline and immediately following the curriculum. The mean number of correct answers on the 26-item hypertension knowledge questionnaire increased in the intervention group (13.11 [standard deviation (SD)]=3.06) to 17.44 [SD=1.59], P
Masi C, Hamlish T, Davis A, Bordenave K, Brown S, Perea B, Aduana G, Wolfe M, Bakris G, Johnson D. Using an established telehealth model to train urban primary care providers on hypertension management. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Jan;14(1):45-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00559.x. Epub 2011 Dec 2. PMID: 22235823; PMCID: PMC8108817.