Welcome

Welcome and thank you for considering being part of this exciting research study!

This research study investigates how this app could be used to help patients recover from a heart attack in a safer and more effective way. We will examine what happens when patients are given an app with necessary information and resources early in the heart attack recovery process. The study will determine if it is feasible to help patients navigate the hospital discharge process using our digital health solution to educate themselves about their heart disease, new medications, follow-up, and how recovery is going after a heart attack. The research team will also be studying your feedback and how much you use the app. Data acquired will be analyzed to help make the app easier to use and more helpful for patients recovering from a heart attack in the future.

It is possible that this app will help you increase your knowledge and better manage your health. In addition, the data that you contribute as a research participant could help others in the future.

Health Data

This study will gather digital health data (such as pulse rate and physical activity) with your permission.

We do our best to ensure that only people who need to use your information for the study have access to it and keep it confidential – but, we cannot guarantee this.

Privacy

Your data will be encrypted (transformed into a form unreadable by anyone without a secret encryption key to prevent unauthorized access) and stored securely in our database.

In the case that your information will need to be shared with people outside of Johns Hopkins like the Food and Drug Administration, we will ensure that the information will not include any of your personal information. You may choose to allow your friends and family to gain access to the app alongside you and to access your personal health information. To do so, you will need to specify their full name and email through our app and take into consideration that adding friends and family increases risk of loss of confidentiality.

Data Use

Only qualified people working on this study will have access to your information.

There are sensors in your phone that can assess physical activity and we will collect such data with your permission. We will not access your personal contacts or other applications. We may ask for access to your photos and camera so that you can store your insurance card and other medical information, as well as the ability to send email updates to your selected healthcare providers.

Study Survey

The study involves survey questions about the app and your hospitalization.

We will ask you survey questions about your experience using the app and being hospitalized for a heart attack. You may get tired or bored when we are asking you questions or you are completing questionnaires. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer.

Withdrawing

You have the option to stop participating at any time.

We will continue to collect information about you until the end of the study unless you tell us you have changed your mind. If you change your mind and don’t want your information used for the study anymore, you can call The Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board at (410) 955-3008. Just remember, if we have already used your information for the study, the use of that information cannot be cancelled.