A Pilot Feasibility Test of a Digital Solution for Remote Mental Health Monitoring and Care

Study category: Behaviors and Mental Health

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If you join the study, you will first complete an initial baseline questionnaire about your mental health, general health, your experience with mental health care services, and demographic information (e. g., gender, age) about you. You will be emailed instructions on how to install the HR system on your smartphone via an app called Cue. The first time you launch the app, you will go through an onboarding training on how to use the system and how to complete study activities. The study has two phases. The first phase will last 3 weeks and looks at the functionality of the HR system. It will evaluate whether things like whether the system is properly uploading your information into your medical record or if it’s sending alerts about your mental health to your provider and/or the study team in an accurate and timely fashion. The second phase will last 6 weeks and looks at the feasibility of using the app to help with mental health care. We will be learning about how user-friendly the system is and whether or not it is a good way to monitor people’s mental health as well as provide and facilitate mental health care. You may be able to participate in one or both phases.




Up to 130 patients and their providers will be enrolled in this study. Patient participants will be those who receive care at the University of Colorado Hospital and UCHealth clinics or CU Medicine Psychiatry clinics in the Denver Metropolitan Area.

-Ages 18-89 years -Formal diagnosis of depressive disorders (including major depressive disorder, dysthymia, or depressive disorder due to another medical condition) or bipolar disorder -Own or possess as the primary user of the device an iPhone with iOS 12 and above -Be a user of the MyHealthConnection platform -Be willing to interact with the HR and UCHealth app(s), complete surveys, and allow the app(s) to access mobile phone sensor data (e.g., motion, location, phone use timing) -Currently live in Colorado and do not have travel plans during the study period -Can read English

Type of Study

Device Feasibility


University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Cynthia Epperson,  MD

Cynthia Epperson, MD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 21-4903

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