Pilot Study to Evaluate the Clinical Utility of Auscultation Software at Remote Locations
Primary Objective: Evaluation of the utility of real-time, scope-to-scope communication between commercially-available 3M Littmann Electronic Model 3200 Electronic stethoscopes over a dedicated intranet system for the assessment of patients at remote (satellite) clinic locations by centrally-located (hub) medical providers.
Secondary Objective: Comparison of the accuracy of patient assessment between the remotely located, mid-level presenter with the centrally-located physician or nurse practitioner provider.
Auscultation of Heart and Lungs
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pilot Study to Evaluate the Clinical Utility of 3M Littmann Scope-to-Scope Software for Real-time Assessment of Patients at Remote Clinic Locations by Centrally-located Medical Providers|
- Confirmation of hub (remote) observations with satellite (local) observations [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Presence or absence of heart or lung sound; e.g., murmurs, etc., and/or rales, rhonchii, wheezes.
|Study Start Date:||June 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Primary Care Patients
Any patient undergoing a telemedicine evaluation involving auscultation of the heart and lungs.
|United States, Arizona|
|North Country Health Care|
|Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, 86004|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric Henley, MD, MPH||North Country Health Care, Flagstaff, AZ|