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NextGen Discovery Series – Dec. 12, 2023

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

Information about this upcoming talk, including continuing education, is available below.

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Veronica Lemme at

“Patient-Generated Home Blood Pressure Data in the Electronic Health Record: Make it Usable, Make it Actionable”

Speaker: Richelle Koopman, MD, Department of Family & Community Medicine; Vice Chair for Research & Faculty Affairs; Professor, Jack M. & Winifred S. Colwill Endowed Professorship in Family & Community Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

Date: Dec. 12, 2023, noon-1 p.m.

Location: Tom and Linda Atkins Family Seminar Room, Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health building


The leading cause of death and disability in the United States is heart disease (along with stroke), and the largest contributor is uncontrolled blood pressure. Over 40% of diagnosed and treated hypertension cases are still uncontrolled, despite the availability of affordable medications. There’s also a phenomenon called “white coat hypertension,” where blood pressure readings tend to skew higher while patients are in the unfamiliar environment of a doctor’s office. As a result, it’s recommended that hypertension patients’ blood pressure data come from outside the clinic for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. So how do we incorporate home blood pressure data into clinical decision making and workflow?
Dr. Richelle Koopman’s research team has designed a secure system to manage at-home blood pressure readings, organizing large data sets on a graphic visual display. The goal is to give clinicians a powerful tool for quickly understanding the interplay between medications and symptoms over time. It also aims to give patients easy access to their health data in an understandable format, right in the patient portal. After rigorous testing, the system has demonstrated that it can improve accuracy for clinical judgments about whether hypertension is controlled, even when blood pressure readings have high variability.

About the SpeakerRichelle Koopman

Dr. Richelle Koopman is professor and vice chair in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, a practicing family physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been federally funded for the last 10 years to solve the tough problem of getting patient-generated home blood pressure into increasingly electronic clinician workflows so that it can be used for clinical decision making. This multidisciplinary work spans the disciplines of medicine, psychology, computer science, human factors engineering, decision science, informatics and implementation science. Dr. Koopman is an expert on clinical decision support, patient-generated health data and pragmatic trials, and has given trans-agency NIH grand rounds for their Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory. She currently serves as the president of the North American Primary Care Research Group, the premiere international research organization in her discipline.


Continuing Professional Education Credit

Successful Completion of this activity, which includes participating in the educational offering, participating in the evaluation process and completing the verification of attendance, enables the learner to satisfy the requirements for continuing education.

Nursing Contact Hours

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). 

1.0 contact hour may be awarded.


The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Relationships

Current ACCME and Midwest Multistate Division, ANCC rules state that participants in continuing education activities should be made aware of any relevant affiliation or financial interest in the previous 24 months that may affect the planning of an educational activity or a speaker’s presentation(s). Each planning committee member and speaker has been requested to complete a financial relationship reporting form for the NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series. No planning committee member or speaker has a relevant financial interest.