A project on remote monitoring of patients with diabetes and hypertension has started in Russia

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A pilot project on remote monitoring of the health status of patients with diabetes and hypertension has been launched in Russia, the Ministry of Health reported. The project is implemented by the Ministry as part of the Personal Medical Assistants initiative.

The monitoring process involves the use of personal medical assistants. The project will be held during 2023 and 2024, according to the Ministry.

Patients are provided with diagnostic devices that transfer the collected data to a digital platform for further processing by specialists from

– NMRC of Cardiology named after Academician E.I. Chazov of the Ministry of Health of Russia;

– NMRC of Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of Russia.

The Ministry of Health claims that all personal data is protected, collected on the information platform in an impersonal form, and then transferred to medical organizations.

Thanks to the system, the attending physician collects a more complete volume of patient data online, which improves the medical decisions made. The project will include remote monitoring and control of blood pressure and pulse rate in patients with cardiovascular diseases, as well as monitoring of blood sugar in patients with diabetes.

“This will improve the effectiveness of treatment, including by achieving and maintaining target blood pressure, pulse rate, and blood sugar in patients undergoing follow-ups, through automated multi-day home monitoring of health indicators and timely consultation of the patient by the attending physician in order to correct therapy,”  Evgeny Kamkin, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, said. The Ministry believes that these measures will contribute to a decrease in the frequency of complications and acute conditions in patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

In total, by the end of 2024, within the framework of the Personal Medical Assistants pilot project, it is planned to provide remote health status monitoring of 25,000 patients.