Inspire Covid Study

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Online COVID-19
Health Study

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About Our Study

We are seeking participants in a CDC-funded study called the Innovative Support For Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections (INSPIRE). This study will describe the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. The goal is to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. Participants will describe how they are feeling by completing online surveys and share their medical information through a secure, confidential, cloud-based personal health platform.

Participant Requirements

You must
be 18 years of age or older
Have had
suspected symptoms of COVID-19 within the last six weeks
Tested for
COVID-19 within the last six weeks (regardless of test result)
Have access to a smart phone, tablet or computer device

Participation

Complete a brief survey every three months for 18 months and connect your patient health record to our secure health platform.

What you need

Access to the internet via a smartphone, tablet or computer, and an image of your COVID-19 test result that includes the test date as well as the result.

Compensation

Earn up to $100 for participation.

To enroll we will ask you a few brief questions about yourself. You will need the following items
to confirm your eligibility:

  1. Verify your COVID 19 test by uploading an image/photo showing name, date, and test result if not recorded in your medical record
  2. Create a Hugo Health account
  3. Link your MyChart or other e-health portal account to Hugo Health

FAQs

What is the INSPIRE study?
We are seeking participants in a CDC-funded study called the Innovative Support For Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections (INSPIRE). This study will describe the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. Participants will describe how they are feeling by completing online surveys and share their medical information through a secure, confidential, cloud-based personal health platform.
How do I sign-up?
To begin pre-screening for the study, please visit www.covidinspire.org and select the university you reside closest to. You will be directed to the Hugo Health platform portal to begin the registration process and determine eligibility.
Who is eligible for this study?
  • Adults, 18 years and older, and
  • Suspected symptoms of COVID-19, and
  • Suspected symptoms of COVID-19, and
    Tested for COVID-19 within the last six weeks, regardless of test result, and
  • Have access to an internet connected device such as a smart phone, tablet, or computer to complete online survey
What activities do participants complete for this study?
Eligible participants will complete brief online surveys every 3 months over an 18-month period and share health information through a technology platform that collects data from multiple sources to create your own personal health record (PHR) and empowers you to share that data with researchers called Hugo Health.
What is Hugo Health?
Hugo Health is a technology platform that can with permission collect data from multiple sources. This empowers you to store your personal health record for your own use and to share it with researchers for this study. It can be accessed on your mobile phone or any other device that is connected to the internet.  It gives you control over which data sources you want to connect to Hugo.
Is my information secure?
To participate in this study, you will give permission to the Hugo system to collect personally identifiable information (such as your name and where you go to the doctor) along with information about your health and care. The Hugo platform uses precautions, including industry-standard encryption, to minimize privacy and security risks to your stored information. The university you are working with does not own or have any business relationship with Hugo Health. When signing up to use the Hugo app as a PHR (Personal Health Record) app for this study, we suggest reviewing Hugo’s security and privacy policies prior to agreeing to the terms of service of this application (all available in both English and Spanish). You can review the Terms of Service at: https://hugo.health/terms-of-service/, and the Privacy and Security Statements at: https://hugo.health/security; https://hugo.health/privacy-notice.
Is this a [University Name] Study?
The [City] area INSPIRE study is supported with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and managed by a team of researchers at [University Name]. The study is not directly funded or sponsored by [Health Center Name], the [Medical School Name], the [University Name].
Can I participate if I do not live in [City]?
Yes, we are recruiting individuals across (university) State, as well as those in the (university) Region (list associated states) that have a healthcare portal.

The [University Name] site is one of many academic research study sites across the United States. Each study site will have their own consent form, meaning you will be part of the study for the site you select when enrolling.
What if I had multiple COVID-19 tests within the six week period?
Participants can enroll if tested more than once within six weeks, regardless of test result.
Can I participate if I had a previously confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?
No. Participants should not have a previously confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis outside the 42-day testing period or in the months prior to study enrollment.
Can I participate if I took the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes, participants are eligible for enrollment if previously vaccinated for Covid-19.
Why should I participate?
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infections, is a novel coronavirus, meaning it is a new coronavirus and is not the same as the ones that cause other human illness. By participating, you are helping researchers in the fields of medicine and science at a time when information to understand COVID-19 infection in our communities is crucial. While you may not directly benefit from taking part in this study, we hope that knowledge gained from this study may benefit others with COVID-19 in the future. This study allows you to join a community of people, participating together, in generating knowledge about this condition.
Will I receive compensation for participating?
Eligible applicants who meet the screening and verification process may be invited to become a study participant who can earn up to $100 ($25 for the first survey, followed by $10 every 3 months and $25 for the last month for a total of 18 months for as long as you remain in the study and until the study completes).
What if I no longer want to participate in the study?
You do not have to participate in this study and may choose to leave the study at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or leave the study at a later time, your health care, benefits, or relationship with the university that you are doing the study with will not change or be affected. If you wish to withdraw from the study reach out to the university you are doing the study with, this info can be found in the contact section below.
Where can I learn more information about the national study?
If you would like to learn more about the study, please visit https://www.covidinspire.org/.
How do I obtain support for issues related with the Hugo Health Portal?
Hugo Health offers short instructional video tutorials on creating an account, connecting a portal, responding to surveys, and other common questions at: https://hugo.health/tutorials.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) are also available at: https://hugo.health/faq.

Live chat support is available during business hours by clicking the word bubble icon located on the bottom right corner of every page on their website. Technical issues with portals and records may be emailed to support@hugo.health

Any questions not answered by the options listed above can be emailed to the university study staff at the university you are doing the study with, this information can be found in the section below.

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