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A Mobile Personal Health Record for Behavioral Health Homes (mPHR)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Benjamin Druss, Emory University Identifier:
First received: June 25, 2013
Last updated: August 4, 2017
Last verified: August 2017

Poor quality of medical care is a major contributor to excess medical morbidity and premature mortality in persons with serious mental illnesses (SMI). To address this problem, community mental health providers are increasingly partnering with safety net medical providers to develop behavioral health homes, integrated clinics in which persons with SMI receive coordinated medical and mental health care. However, behavioral health homes have faced logistical and privacy challenges in integrating electronic medical records across organizations.

This application proposes to develop and test a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) to overcome this problem while more fully engaging patients in their health care. The study will develop, test, and disseminate the mPHR. The investigators will develop the app building on experience and preliminary data from a PC-based PHR project, and link it to the medical and mental health EHR in a behavioral health home. Next, the investigators will conduct a randomized trial of the mPHR in 300 subjects randomized to the mPHR or usual care.

Condition Intervention
Hypertension Hyperlipidemia Diabetes Behavioral: Mobile Personal Health Record App.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Mobile Personal Health Record for Behavioral Health Homes

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Further study details as provided by Benjamin Druss, Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of General Medical Care [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Quality of preventive medical services as measured by proportion of indicated US Preventive Services Taskforce Recommendations received Quality of cardiometabolic care as measured by proportion of indicated RAND quality measures for diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia received

Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: November 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: Experimental: Intervention
Participants randomized to the intervention arm will receive the mobile personal health record.
Behavioral: Mobile Personal Health Record App.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • one or more of the following conditions: hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes
  • able to give consent
  • patient in the behavioral health home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to give consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01890226

United States, Georgia
Viewpoint Health & Oakhurst Medical Center
Conyers, Georgia, United States, 30012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH Emory University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Benjamin Druss, Professor, Emory University Identifier: NCT01890226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00067447
1R01MH100467-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: June 25, 2013
Last Updated: August 4, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017