Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring Initiative

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) refers to a patient’s regular monitoring of personal blood pressure to assess and record blood pressure across different points in time outside of a clinical setting—typically at home. When combined with clinical support (e.g. counseling, web-based or telephonic support tools, education), self-measured blood pressure can help enhance the quality and accessibility of care for those with high blood pressure and improve blood pressure control.1 SMBP allows patients to actively participate in the management of their blood pressure and has been shown to improve adherence to antihypertensive medications.1