In August 2020, Penn Medicine was awarded $2.5 million to evaluate the use of COVID Watch, with particular focus on whether it reduces disparities in care experienced by Black and Latinx patients. The study will also assess COVID Watch with and without the use of fingertip pulse oximetry, which measures a person’s oxygen levels.

This study will take place between 2020 and 2022. Results will be shared here when available.

$2.5 Million Grant Supports Penn Medicine Study of COVID Watch’s Impact on Health Disparities

Penn Medicine ’s COVID Watch team has received a $2.5 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the program’s impact, particularly among Black and Latinx patients whose communities have endured significant disparities during the pandemic.

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Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home — A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial

Published April 6, 202

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Comparative Effectiveness of an Automated Text Messaging Service for Monitoring COVID-19 at Home

Published November 16, 2021

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Research Team

Principal Investigators
Krisda Chaiyachati MD, MPH, MSHP
M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS

Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP
Austin Kilaru, MD, MSHP
Jeffrey Ebert PhD
Kathleen C. Lee, MD
Ari B. Friedman, MD, PhD
Nandita Mitra, PhD
David Asch MD, MBA
Anna U. Morgan, MD, MSc, MSHP
Judy A. Shea, PhD
David Do, MD

Research Team
Judy Shea, PhD
Deena Chisholm, MPH, CHES
Medha Ghosh, MPH
Sheila Kelly, MPH
Dina Abdel-Rahman
Jessica Hemmons, MS
Chris Snider, MPH
Aria Xiong, MS
Neda Khan
Doreen Lam
Andrew Parambath
Mohan Balachandran, MA, MS

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