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The MC Health Connection Discovery trial is designed to determine if a new health information system that delviers interactive care plans (delivered by mobile) to patients can impact post-surgical recovery.
Condition or disease
Other: Electronic Care plan deliveryOther: Standard care
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients will be English speaking adults without visual or hearing impairments that would prevent use of the Ipad program. Target population will be older than 50 years of age. We will include patients who are undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, valve repair or replacement or both at St. Mary's Hospital-Rochester, Minnesota. We will also be including family members 18 years of age and over, that may be the primary non-patient user of the iPad.
Patients who do not meet inclusion criteria or who are predicted to have very short or very long hospital stays would not be candidates for the program which is designed for a standard 5, 6 or 7 day hospitalization.