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Empowering Physicians With Evidence-Based Decision Support for Pediatric Rheumatology (Rheumatology)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02205086
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2014 by SimulConsult, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 31, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SimulConsult, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This study compares the ability of clinicians to make diagnoses with or without the assistance of diagnostic decision support software. The area of clinical focus is primarily rheumatology.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rheumatology Other: Diagnosis Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The study uses written case vignettes, not decisions about patients seeking care from the study subjects (i.e., clinicians).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Empowering Physicians With Evidence-Based Decision Support for Pediatric Rheumatology
Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Diagnosis
Test diagnostic decision support software
Other: Diagnosis

Unaided: The testers will record a differential diagnosis consisting of a list of diseases and their ranking and a prioritized list of test orders, as well as the most appropriate referral for further evaluation and treatment of the patient.

Aided: Then testers will enter the case into diagnostic decision support software and after getting advice from the software, the testers will record the same information as in Unaided, but allowing for the possibility that responses could differ as a result of using the software.





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measures of Diagnostic effectiveness [ Time Frame: Completion of each case vignette (typically ½ hour) ]

    Each clinician subject reviews each case vignette and lists their differential diagnosis ("Unaided").

    Then the clinician subject uses the diagnostic decision support software and then lists a revised differential diagnosis ("Aided").

    The match between the clinician subject's differential diagnosis and a Gold Standard differential diagnosis list for each case is measured, looking at rank order of correct diseases and omissions.



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measures of Patient workup effectiveness [ Time Frame: Completion of each case vignette (typically in the same ½ hour as measure 1) ]

    Each clinician subject reviews each case vignette and lists their initial workup ("Unaided").

    Then the clinician subject uses the diagnostic decision support software and then lists a revised initial workup ("Aided").

    The match between the clinician subject's initial workup and a Gold Standard workup list for each case is measured, looking at rank order of correct diseases and omissions.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion criteria: Clinicians in various medical specialties

Exclusion criteria: Non-clinician


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02205086


Contacts
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Contact: Robert M Sundel, MD (617) 355-6524 robert.sundel@childrens.harvard.edu
Contact: Lynn Feldman, MBA 617-879-1670 rheumatologystudy@simulconsult.com

Locations
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United States, Massachusetts
SimulConsult Not yet recruiting
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States, 02467
Sub-Investigator: Robert M Sundel, MD         
Principal Investigator: Michael M Segal, MD PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
SimulConsult, Inc.
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Michael M Segal, MD PhD SimulConsult, Inc.