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Pilot Study to Evaluate the Clinical Utility of Auscultation Software at Remote Locations

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
3M Identifier:
First received: June 4, 2010
Last updated: June 3, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

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 Type: Observational
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

Further study details as provided by 3M:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Confirmation of hub (remote) observations with satellite (local) observations [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Presence or absence of heart or lung sound; e.g., murmurs, etc., and/or rales, rhonchii, wheezes.

Estimated Enrollment: 150
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary Care Patients Hepatitis C Patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female subjects who are at least 18 years of age
  2. Subjects who are scheduled to undergo examination in a telemedicine setting
  3. Subjects who are willing to voluntarily sign the compound Informed Consent and the Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information Form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects who are unwilling to undergo additional examination in a telemedicine setting,
  2. Any subject requiring time-critical medical intervention.
  3. Any subject who the investigator believes should not be included or is unsuitable for inclusion in the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01138592

United States, Arizona
North Country Health Care
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States, 86004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Eric Henley, MD, MPH North Country Health Care, Flagstaff, AZ
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael Walt, Clinical Research Specialist, 3M Infection Prevention Division Identifier: NCT01138592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-003041
Study First Received: June 4, 2010
Last Updated: June 3, 2011 processed this record on August 17, 2017