This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition heart failure
Treatment chm
Sponsor Verizon Wireless
Start date December 2013
End date September 2014
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT01829152, SARHF-0319


The primary objective is to evaluate the impact on heart failure related quality of life when integrating a mobile health system, Verizon Wireless's Converged Health Management (CHM), into a subject's self-management of their heart failure (HF) as well as in the medical management of HF by the subjects' clinical team.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose screening
(No Intervention)
Subjects in the Control Group will receive Heart Failure care as routinely delivered by the SMH HF clinicians according to their standards of care.
The Intervention Group subjects will receive Converged Health Management (CHM) in addition to continuing to receive care as routinely delivered by the SMH HF clinicians.

Primary Outcomes

Quality of life, as measured by subject response to the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLWHF).
time frame: 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

To assess the impact of the CHM intervention on the subjects' medication adherence as gathered from the Morisky Medication Adherence questionnaire.
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Adult (≥ 18 years of age) 2. A least 1 prior hospitalization within the past 12 months for HF based upon the presence of at least 1 symptom (dyspnea, orthopnea, or edema) AND at least 1 sign (rales, peripheral edema, ascites, or pulmonary vascular congestion on chest radiography)AND treatment with a loop diuretic during the hospital stay OR Symptoms of New York Hospital Association (NYHA) Class 2+ symptoms: dyspnea, fatigue, or chest pain with normal physical activity (class II), less than ordinary activity (class III) or at rest (class IV). Information may be provided by subject self-report obtained during the initial screening process and/or by medical record confirmation. Compliance with all eligibility criteria will be confirmed at the initial study visit before subject is presented with the ICF. 3. Receiving care at the SMH HF Clinic and assessed by the clinic at least twice. (Those who were seen in person on their first visit and then followed-up by telephone thereafter will be considered eligible). 4. Able to provide contact information for someone who agrees to provide information about the subject if the subject is not available to do so. 5. Capability of understanding and willingness to comply with the protocol and study requirements, assessed according to the Principal Investigator's judgment. 6. Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document, assessed according to the Principal Investigator's judgment. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Decline to participate in the study 2. Reside in an area with limited to no Verizon Wireless coverage as determined by VZ using the VZ zip code coverage analysis technology. 3. Scheduled procedure for left ventricular device implantation, or listed for potential cardiac transplant 4. Current resident of a long-term care or skilled nursing facility 5. Currently receiving palliative or hospice care 6. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) based on past medical history or subject self-report 7. Dialysis-dependent, end-stage renal disease 8. A concurrent physical condition (including rare or chronic diseases such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis) or mental health condition (including dementia, schizophrenia, or other mental illness) that in the view of the Principal Investigator would compromise the subject's ability to fulfill the protocol requirements or affect the subject's safety during the study 9. Are unable or unwilling to comply with the study requirements as instructed including coming to the SMH HF clinic for the 2 study visits. 10. For subjects in the Intervention Group that are: 1. Unable or unwilling to return to the SMH clinic to receive their training, devices and study material after signing the informed consent form and being randomized into the Intervention Group; 2. Unable or unwilling to use the biometric devices and CHM at least one time per day. 11. Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the study. -

Additional Information

Official title Verizon Wireless - Sarasota Memorial Hospital Converged Health Management (CHM) For Heart Failure
Principal investigator Kirk Voelker, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Verizon Wireless.