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BPCorrect App

How is the BPCorrect app different from other blood pressure (BP) tracking apps?

The BPCorrect app was designed by primary care doctors as a complete self-measured BP monitoring solution.  The app is designed to work alone or in conjunction with a clinician portal.  Based on recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) for proper and accurate BP monitoring, BPCorrect includes many features missing from other apps, including those available from BP monitor manufacturers.

The app:

  • Provides step-by-step instructions on how to correctly measure BP
  • Includes timers to ensure appropriate rest before BP measurements and between repeat BP measurements
  • Providers reminders for twice daily BP measurements for 7 days
  • Summarizes correctly taken BP measurements once enough have been completed
  • Classifies average BP by AHA category
  • Provides links to information about managing BP
  • Allows email of average BP readings to a healthcare provider or anyone else
  • Integrates with the BPCorrect clinician portal to automatically share BP measurements and summaries
How much does the BPCorrect app cost?

Introductory pricing for the BPCorrect app is $1.99.

What BP monitors work with the BPCorrect app?

Any blood pressure monitor will work with BPCorrect. We recommend use of an upper-arm blood pressure monitor that has been validated by one of these organizations (ValidateBP, Stride BP, dabl). Additionally, the BPCorrect app receives blood pressure readings electronically via Bluetooth from a growing list of validated and accurate Bluetooth-connected home BP monitors: A&D Medical Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Bluetooth (A&D UA 651 BLE), Omron Silver BP Monitor (BP5250), and Omron Evolv available in the United States and the Omron Smart Elite + HEM-7600T and Omron HEM-7361T available in India. All of the monitors are available from the manufacturer or retail channels, including Amazon.  Please contact info@BPCorrect.com for information about preferred pricing for 10 or more monitors.

I already own a BP monitor. Can I use it with the BPCorrect app?

Yes, the BPCorrect app allows users to manually enter blood pressure readings taken from any blood pressure monitor. We recommend use of an upper-arm blood pressure monitor that has been validated by one of these organizations (ValidateBP, Stride BP, dabl).

How do I share my blood pressure readings with my healthcare provider?

If your healthcare provider is registered to use the BPCorrect clinician portal, please navigate to “Settings”–>”Share readings with a practice.” Select your practice by clicking on the + sign, which will send a notification to your practice that you have requested to share your readings. Once your practice accepts you, your healthcare provider will be able to securely view all of your blood pressure readings. If your health care provider is not registered with the BPCorrect clinician portal, the app allows you to export a summary of your average BP readings by navigating to Settings/Export.

Why should I adhere to a twice daily schedule to monitor my blood pressure?

Blood pressure readings tend to vary between measurements. A high or low blood pressure measured on a single occasion can be misleading and may not be representative of a patient’s “true” blood pressure. Clinical decisions should not be made on casual, isolated home measurements. Instead, the American Heart Association recommends that home blood pressure monitoring be based on 2 measurements taken at least one minute apart in the morning and evening optimally for 7 days (28 readings total) with a minimum of 3 days (12 readings total). The average of all blood pressure readings during this period should be calculated to provide an accurate assessment of blood pressure.

Why doesn’t my blood pressure appear until I have taken 3 days of readings?

Because blood pressure may vary between measurements, studies have shown that even when adhering to a twice daily monitoring schedule, fewer than 3 days of readings does not provide adequate data to assess blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of 3 days of readings (12 readings total, 2 readings taken one minute apart every AM and PM for 3 days) and optimally 7 days(28 readings total) to properly assess blood pressure.

In the app, what is the difference between an “Extra reading” and an “AM reading” or “PM reading”?

BPCorrect has been carefully designed to guide users to adhere to the American Heart Association’s recommended schedule of twice daily blood pressure measurements (two readings, taken one minute apart, every AM and PM). BPCorrect defines AM readings as the first two readings taken between 4 AM and noon, and PM readings as the first two readings taken between 4 PM and midnight. While additional AM or PM readings beyond the first two readings or readings taken outside of this time range are displayed in the app, they are labeled as “Extra readings.” To avoid skewing the average, these “extra” blood pressure readings are excluded from the calculation of the average blood pressure.

My blood pressure readings are not syncing with the app. What should I do?

On your phone, please click on “Settings–>Bluetooth.”  Click on the “i” next to your blood pressure monitor and click “Forget This Device.” Then open the BPCorrect app, click on the settings gear  in the bottom menu, choose “Manage Device”, select your monitor, and choose “Pair Device.” Follow the instructions on the screen to re-pair your monitor. If you are still not able to sync your blood pressure readings, please contact support@bpcorrect.com.

Why did the end-date of my monitoring period change?

BPCorrect sets the initial monitoring period as 7 days to encourage users to obtain at least 3 days of readings (2 AM and 2 PM readings one minute apart for 3 days, or 12 readings total) and optimally 7 days (28 readings total). However, if a user does not obtain at least 12 readings in the first 7 days, the monitoring period is automatically extended until at least 12 readings are obtained. When 12 readings are obtained, there is sufficient data to calculate an average blood pressure, and the monitoring period ends. If 12 readings are not obtained after 14 days, the monitoring period automatically ends and no average is calculated due to insufficient readings.

BPCorrect Clinician Portal

How can doctors use BPCorrect?

The web based BPCorrect clinician portal allows clinicians and clinical staff to review their patients’ home BP measurements.  The portal:

  • Provides reports on individual patient’s progress on obtaining sufficient measurements to determine an accurate assessment of average BP
  • Displays the average BP value and its interpretation based on AHA guidelines once enough measurements have been obtained
  • Includes a dashboard highlighting patients with average BPs outside of range
  • Facilitates billing for remote patient monitoring and telemedicine visits
How do I get started using the BPCorrect Clinician Portal?

To use the BPCorrect Clinician Portal, please register your practice by clicking on Register (for clinicians). Then choose a practice plan (both monthly and annual plans are available). Once your practice is registered, you will receive an email with credentials to log in to the clinician portal. A one time passcode will be sent to your mobile phone to verify your identity. Once logged in, to create additional portal accounts for providers or nursing staff, please navigate to “Manage Users/Practice Users List” on the left-hand menu.  Click on “Add Provider/Nurse” and enter their name, role and mobile number (for one time password verification). The new user will receive an email to create a password and log in to the portal.

To enroll a patient, please ask your patient to download the BPCorrect App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. He/she/they will also need a blood pressure monitor (purchased separately), see this FAQ for more details. Once your patient has downloaded the app and created an account, he/she/they can navigate to “Settings/Share readings with a practice” and select your practice. You will then see your patient’s name on the dashboard of the Clinician Portal under the right-hand column “Patients Requesting Enrollment.” Click on your patient’s name and click “accept” to accept them into your practice.

How much does the BPCorrect Clinician Portal cost?

Annual and monthly pricing plans for practices can be found here. For larger practices, please contact sales@bpcorrect.com to discuss pricing options.

Do you have a template I can use to tell patients about BPCorrect?

Yes. A template for sending emails or letters to your patients to tell them about BPCorrect and how to get started can be found here.

Can my partners and nursing staff use the BPCorrect clinician portal?

Yes. Within the same practice account, providers and nurses can be added as additional users. Patients can be assigned to providers or nurses. The platform is designed to facilitate a team-based approach to reviewing and managing blood pressure readings.

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I have another question that is not listed here. How can I access support?

Please email support@bpcorrect.com for additional assistance.

How can I contact BPCorrect?

Please email info@BPCorrect.com.

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