Your high blood pressure management just got so much easier with advanced, real-time monitoring.
For members over the age of 18 living with hypertension, WHA teamed up with Livongo by Teladoc to deliver advanced hypertension management tools that give members a better way to manage your their blood pressure. For more details, see this flyer.
WHA's advanced technology program is included with most group and individual plans*. When a member enrolls, they get a suite of tools including a connected blood pressure monitor, real-time insights after each blood pressure reading, health education, and one-on-one support from expert coaches. It's a great way for members to better manage their high blood pressure and keep track via access to a personal portal.
Here's what's included in the program:
- An advanced blood pressure monitor sent directly to your home. It automatically uploads blood pressure readings to your secure online account, and the app provides valuable guidance and tips
- Support from coaches that can help answer questions you may have on what you can do to make lifestyle changes that will help improve your blood pressure and lower your risk for complications
- Easy-to-use app and dashboard, so your records are organized and accessible. Then you can share it with your doctor or care team whenever you are ready.
It's easy to get your no-cost advanced blood pressure monitor and tools to help you manage your high blood pressure more accurately and efficiently.
Call (800) 945-4355 and use registration code: WESTERNHEALTHADV
Note: this program is available to employer group and individual plan members.
For details on how hypertension (high blood pressure, or HBP) impacts the body:
- Brain - is a major risk factor for stroke, which occurs when blood vessels to the brain become clogged or burst.
- Eyes - can damage blood vessels and nerve cells and cause fluid to build up under the retina—which can result in vision loss.
- Heart - raises the risk of heart attack and heart failure.
- Kidneys - may interfere with kidney function and lead to kidney disease or failure.
- Peripheral Arteries - can cause peripheral artery disease—a narrowing of the arteries in the legs, arms, stomach, and head.
Sources: American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard Health Publishing, Mayo Clinic