Effectiveness of the Propeller Health (Formerly Asthmapolis) Monitoring System
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01509183|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2012
Results First Posted : February 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2018
Propeller Health is collaborating with Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)) to carry out a focused demonstration project to evaluate the effectiveness and potential cost savings of a deployment of the Propeller Health approach to asthma management. The Propeller Health goal is to bring together the best technology and asthma insight in order to provide Dignity Health with an engaging, data-driven chronic care program to improve asthma management and lower healthcare utilization costs, and to respond to prevention-focused reforms to health insurance laws.
This project has been designed to implement and evaluate a data-driven program to improve asthma management and control and lower direct costs through reductions in healthcare utilization. This program has been developed by Propeller Health and has gone through preliminary testing. Each subject participating in the study will receive an Propeller Health device, which captures the time and location of use of inhaled short-acting bronchodilators over a twelve-month period. This information is processed and delivered at regular intervals to the patient and his or her provider to support improved asthma management.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Asthma||Device: Propeller Health System (formerly Asthmapolis System)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||495 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of the Propeller Health (Formerly Asthmapolis) Monitoring System|
|Study Start Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2016|
Active Comparator: Intervention Group
Intervention group (IG) participants received access to and feedback from the Propeller Health System (formerly Asthmapolis System).
Device: Propeller Health System (formerly Asthmapolis System)
The Propeller (formerly Asthmapolis) system works through the provision of information to patients and their providers. With the Propeller (formerly Asthmapolis) device in place, each actuation of a patient's rescue inhaler is recorded with an automatic time stamp; in many circumstances, the location at which the device is actuated is also captured and recorded. Actuation data are then securely transmitted to Propeller (formerly Asthmapolis) where events and an assessment of asthma control can be viewed in secure online interfaces. The information is also compiled into individual reports that are returned to the patient and his or her provider. Patients also receive customized suggestions for asthma management based on their actuation history.
No Intervention: Control Group
Control group (CG) participants were outfitted with sensors from the Propeller Health System, but did not receive feedback.
- Change in Mean SABA Use [ Time Frame: Change in mean SABA use over the course of 12 months ]Mean SABA use as measured by the Propeller Health sensor during the period of intervention (12 months).
- Change in the Proportion of SABA-free Days From Baseline to 12 Months [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]Evaluate the change in the proportion of SABA-free days from baseline to 12 months
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01509183
|United States, California|
|Woodland Medical Center|
|Woodland, California, United States, 95695|
|Principal Investigator:||Rajan K Merchant, MD||Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation|