This trial is exploring a new mobile health system, PlusCare, aiming to improve support and care for HIV-positive youth. Amongst other things, PlusCare would allow the sharing and signing of documents remotely, allow sharing of lab results, provide automated reminders and streamline communication between multiple members of a patient’s case management team. If the trial shows PlusCare to be successful, the system can also be used for the care of youth living with other chronic conditions.
This is a phase 2 project, with phase 1 results indicating that PlusCare can feasibly serve as a tool to improve and streamline patient care. This phase will involve a more detailed study on the use of PlusCare in different case management programs and will explore cost effectiveness. This non-randomized study will involve 70 patients and 20 case managers. It began on January 8th 2018 and is scheduled to conclude on March 31st 2020.
- between 13-25 years old
- HIV positive
- enrolled in treatment at a participating study site
- owns or has ability to access a smartphone (e.g., iPhone, Android) for one year
- Actively employed at a participating study site
- Performs case management duties with HIV-positive patients aged 13-25 years.
- Non-English speaker or
- Visually/hearing impaired
This study is taking place in Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, United States. To participate or make any inquiries, please contact Julie Fuller or Meryn Robinson at 617-649-2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sponsors of this study are Dimagi Inc., Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. The Principal Investigators are Jonathan L Jackson, MEng and Vikram S Kumar, MD.
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