CHN launches with Prevvy a new remote care program for hypertension patients

Community Healthcare Network (CHN) , a network of 14 FQHCs caring for more than 85,000 patients throughout New York City, is launching their first remote care program to improve blood pressure control using Prevvy as their Virtual Care platform of choice

The Importance of Patient Engagement and Virtual Care for Hypertension Patients

Oct 14, 2021

In January of this year, HHS awarded $90 Million to support health centers in addressing hypertension among racial and ethnic minorities. Community Healthcare Network was one of the awardees that for the next three years will work to improve blood pressure control through the use of remote patient monitoring technology.

A key component of the program is improving the day-to-day care of patients at home. Using Prevvy as their patient platform for remote care, CHN is reaching out to patients where they are, at home, in an effort to have a more frequent interaction with the patient and to remove barriers of access to care.

CHN piloted the program with just a few patients, but starting in October CHN will gradually offer it to all eligible patients with hypertension.

A team of CHN and Prevvy leaders worked together to create a digital care plan that supports patients at home as they start to better manage their blood pressure. Using an evidence-based approach and a Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support system, the team automated clinical decision rules so both patients and clinical staff receive personalized notifications based on the patient's evolution. Both organizations are committed to track and make public their results as they work together to improve the health of many New Yorkers.

NY Regional Hypertension Summit of

the American Heart Association

CHN and Prevvy will share their experience on the initial pilot at the

Regional Hypertension Summit of the American Heart Association on Oct 29, 2021.

-Register here for the breakout session or here for the general summit -

About Community Healthcare Network

Community Healthcare Network is a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) providing more than 85,000 New Yorkers with primary and behavioral healthcare, dental, nutrition, wellness, and needed support services. CHN network’s network is made up of 14 federally qualified health centers throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, along with a fleet of mobile vans that bring health services to underserved people in need throughout New York City.

About Prevvy

Prevvy is a comprehensive Remote Care platform connecting care teams (physicians, nurses, case managers) and patients to support and empower patients in their care outside the clinic. The main elements of Prevvy are coordination and automation of care with personalization and distribution of digital care plans, integration of medical devices for remote monitoring, aggregation and sharing of patient health data, and communication among care team members and the patient (telehealth).

Prevvy ( is the main product of Healthcentrix, a digital health company founded by Jose M. Olmo and Sara Fernandez. The founding team brings a wealth of experience. Jose is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years in digital health in Europe, Latin America and the US , and Sara has been 15 years advising healthcare companies in the US and Europe in their commercialization strategies.

How about your organization? Have you implemented a virtual care program for hypertension patients? What has worked? What didn't?

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