Hunhu Patient Engagement Study


About this study

Hunhu Healthcare, a new Mayo Ventures company, plans to use mobile technology, predictive analytics, wearable technology and social psychology to create and manage communities that work for effective health care. The purpose of this research is to gather data from patients and their family caregivers on the roles social network members play in their own experience to help inform the design of a solution to make those connections easier to engage and manage.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Are actively participating in the management of their health
  • Have clinician prescribed care plan activities they are supposed to follow every day (medications, exercises, etc.)
  • Have at least 3 appointments with doctors or other health providers during the 5 weeks of the pilot
  • Live independently in a house, condominium, or independent living community
  • Have strong support from family members and/or close friends that has been visible to the care coordinator
  • Have experience and are comfortable using a mobile tablet, e-reader, or laptop computer
  • Have and use Wi-Fi at their primary residence

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Significant mental health, vision or motor issues as identified by their care coordinator that would preclude them from participating fully in the study.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kristin Vickers Douglas, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

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