Hypertension Management Program
The Hypertension Management Program (HMP) is an evidence-informed, chronic disease management program designed to improve the diagnosis, management and control of hypertension (or chronic high blood pressure) according to clinical best practice guidelines. The HMP and the culturally-congruent Aboriginal HMP are designed to effectively support healthcare providers and patients in Ontario not just in managing their hypertension, but in preventing development of cardiovascular diseases for which hypertension is a known risk factor.
The HMP design is consistent with the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Framework.
Key elements of the HMP include professional education, practice support and extensive tool kits for healthcare providers to improve detection, management and treatment (both medication and lifestyle) and to support patient self-management. In addition, the HMP provides a web-based data repository which allows primary care clinicians to track enrolled patients’ blood pressure and lifestyle goals and access information to assist with treatment planning and decisions.
The HMP is a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC)-funded program which operates under the leadership of the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN). Primary care organizations across all provincial LHINs are participating in the HMP, with continued expansion of the program in progress. Click here for more details.