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Mobile-izing Medicine: The Effect of Accessible Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Quality of Hospital Care
Last registered on June 11, 2015

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Mobile-izing Medicine: The Effect of Accessible Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Quality of Hospital Care
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0000719
Initial registration date
June 11, 2015
Last updated
June 11, 2015 10:18 PM EDT
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
UC Berkeley
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
UC Berkeley
PI Affiliation
MIT
PI Affiliation
University of Pennsylvania
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2015-09-01
End date
2016-06-01
Secondary IDs
Abstract
Lack of adherence to clinical practice guidelines is an important source of preventable medical errors. Nevertheless, lack of adherence to such guidelines, and clinical error more generally, is widespread in health care delivery today. One potential barrier to adherence is the fact that these guidelines are typically inaccessible at the point of care, precisely when they are most needed. The expansion of IT systems (e.g. electronic health records) in health care settings, as well as the propagation of mobile devices, has created a plausible way to overcome this barrier. In this study we assess the impact of electronic access to practice guidelines to improve care, using the case of a mobile-based application called AgileMD. To do so, we assess adoption of the tool, use of the tool and, ultimately, clinical outcomes.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Brot-Goldberg, Zarek et al. 2015. "Mobile-izing Medicine: The Effect of Accessible Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Quality of Hospital Care." AEA RCT Registry. June 11. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.719-1.0.
Former Citation
Brot-Goldberg, Zarek et al. 2015. "Mobile-izing Medicine: The Effect of Accessible Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Quality of Hospital Care." AEA RCT Registry. June 11. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/719/history/4410.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2016-01-01
Intervention End Date
2016-01-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Take-up of AgileMD software; Adherence to clinical practice guidelines; Measures of relevant health status

[More information to be added]
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Experimental design still in development, contingent on analysis of pre-experiment data.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer (once experimental design decided)
Randomization Unit
Hospital staff who are potential users of information technology (hospitalists, physician's assistants, etc.)
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
127 staff members
Sample size: planned number of observations
11,303 patients or 101,727 staff encounters
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
67 staff pushed nudge to use software
60 staff control

[numbers not final]
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
IRB Approval Date
IRB Approval Number
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers