Be There San Diego

Be There San Diego is a coalition of patients, communities, healthcare systems, and others working together to reduce and prevent heart attacks and strokes in our community.  More than 70% of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyles and appropriate treatment.  Be There San Diego is preventing heart attacks and strokes through a multi-faceted education and engagement campaign.  The goal is for the entire San Diego community to understand and manage risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  There are 8 sites, including UCSD Health System, participating in the study.  A web-based HIPAA-compliant electronic data capture system REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is used to collect and manage study data. The application and its database are hosted in HIPAA/FISMA certified data center professionally managed by HealthIT at San Diego Supercomputer Center.

The second phase of this study is to distribute wireless blood pressure cup to selected patients.  Patients will be asked to take blood pressure measurement once or twice a day, depending on the patient's blood pressure situation. Measurement data will be transmitted to server and reports will be emailed to clinician once a week.  This weekly report
contains patients past week blood pressure measurements as well as the average values. This information will help clinicians and physicians on controlling and improving patients high blood pressure.

ACID Participants: